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ROADKILL:BITS AND BYTES

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Speedy: Warner's famous bird has a new role.

Desk calendar delivers

daily dose of sites

As if the hundreds of Web site listings in NetGuide, Yahoo! Internet Life and Virtual City weren't enough to make you feel like you're missing out on something, now there's the 1997 Daily Webpage Desk Calendar, 365 days of sites. Each day has a theme: PoliticsNow for Inauguration Day, Cupid's Cove on Valentine's Day, the Exploratorium on March 14 (That's "pi Day," named, we assume, for the numerical date 3/14). There's also a version for college students. Why pay to promote your site on a desk calendar? According to the folks at publisher (R)evolutionary Systems, Meredith, N.H., "a URL a day keeps the boredom away." Yes, but who's to say people won't just rip off the page and throw it away?

Time's trial toons in

We were amused to learn that Time Warner renamed its Line Runner high-speed Internet access service after a famous cartoon character, the Road Runner. Implying, we assume, a speedy, inventive service that always manages to outsmart the coyotes of the world. Looking for other 'toon tie-ins? We offer: News Corp.'s iGuide as Casper the friendly ghost.

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