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Technology News Archive - March 05, 2006

By Hannah Mitchell, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Mar. 5--TAYLORSVILLE -- N.C. 90 is a short highway that splits Alexander County in two. It rides the gentle curves through Taylorsville and Hiddenite and Stony Point, passing into bigger Iredell County and ending in the crossroads of Statesville.

For Apple Computer, life at the top of the digital music heap is not all it is cracked up to be.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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