Archive for February, 2001

WriteTheWeb: The state of the blog Part one in a three-part interview of Evan Williams. Next time we’ll know more about Blogger Pro.

The Hidden Cost Of P2P "The ISPs are in a tough situation," said Clay Shirky, a partner at The Acceleratorgroup, an investment firm. "All of their pricing models were based on everyone at the edge of the network tolerating second-class citizenship. They’re totally unprepared for the idea that end users will distribute content to each […]

Secret Napster Clone Traced to Bertelsmann "Snoopstar, a file-swapping service that was beta-tested this month, is seen as a possible backup plan for Bertelsmann, in the event of a Napster shutdown."

Jonathan Lebed: Stock Manipulator, S.E.C. Nemesis — and 15 This article comes handy because I wanted to know why this teen was not forced to give back all the money he reportedly illegally earned. Fascinating.

Saying of the day "Don’t cry over plutonium before you spill it."

We are not alone! All these years I knew we couldn’t possibly be the only sentient lifeform in the universe.

scobleizer : a Groove review My business partner and I didn’t find a satisfying way to share a task list over the Internet yet. Groove might help but there’s no Mac version and that’s what he’s using.

Use Groove to share Radio Userland outlines? (a discussion on the RU mailing list) "I’m very very interested in bridging the gap between "public areas" (web, 2-way-web, mail lists, usenet, weblogs, syndicated news, freenet storage etc) and "private areas" (groove spaces, for example)."

The Lonely Crowd "In a highly networked world, doing business well means more than adopting online promotion, viral marketing or any of the conventional wisdom about selling the same thing in a different way. It means designing media whose primary value lies in its ability to connect people. The transition is from architecture to urban […]

Yahoo defies court ruling over Nazi memorabilia Yahoo! said they would remove the decried items, so there should be nothing left to filter. Are coins and stamps acceptable to plaintiffs? Ebay seems their next target. 06/09/01 update: U.S. judge to hear Yahoo case of French Nazi ban.

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I'm CEO of an online/mobile trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We strive to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is noisier by the day.

This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, publishing, software, and more. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that better stood the test of time.



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