Cmon Aussie Cmon. Kazaa tops Yahoo's list of 2003 search words. Kazaa is run out of Sydney. Finally, another Australian company (okay so Sharman bought it from the Dutch... so?) gets world recognition for something related to the internet economy. Okay so they are allegedly walking a fine line with respect to their legality, but since when has that ever stopped an Aussie from capturing global headlines? Ned Kelly anyone? Underarm bowling? erm... winning the America's Cup with a yacht funded by someone soon to spend years in jail for fraud?

Another interesting item in this article is that the top news query was for “cloning”. How's that for a zeitgeist?