and this piece came on about art and the internet. It was geared mostly towards a discussion of how galleries and auction houses are moving onto the net, not net.art, but the last segment was about paintingsdirect.com. As the name suggests, they sell paintings, and they’ve extensively indexed everything for easy searching. Trouble is – art is usually a more rarefied thing – you go to a gallery and you see what they’re showing. It’s not supposedly something you buy by typing in “flowers, blue, oil” and clicking a button. The thing is the work on the site seemed legit enough to me, and the woman in the interview seemed pretty cool, and to know what she’s doing. Would you buy art like that?