Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Pew Internet Project: "The online surfing patterns of high-speed users reveal two values that policymakers, industry leaders, and the public should bear in mind: An open Internet is appealing to broadband users. As habitual posters of content, broadband users seem to desire the widest reach for what they share with the online world. As frequent [...]
WebServices.org: "One would think from that piece of rhetoric that EDI had one foot in the grave. However, something interesting happened in the past four years. The use of EDI has increased significantly, and all indications suggest that its use will grow further. As a result, Web services and XML business frameworks (like ebXML) will [...]
Ryze turns your interests and the companies you worked at into "pivots," that is hyperlinks to a list of other pages (i.e. people) which refer to the same words. It’s a bless to basically turn whatever you type into a potential interaction. But this "free taxonomy" doesn’t work so well: if I type weblogs, the [...]
Doc Searls about the CARP/LOC webcasting performance fee structure, or, as he puts it, taxation.
We just bought a camcorder (a Canon XL1S), and it’s going to be a long job to master it. In the meantime we can also use it as a camera, which we’ll really get us into digital photography, because there’s only so much we could do with our Quickcam Traveler (a web cam that also [...]
I finally joined Rize, a business smart enough to capitalize on the herd mentality. I find it very difficult to choose how to categorize people I mainly got to know online. How close a relationship "friend" as opposed to "contact" means? I have no trouble telling the difference for people I know offline, but here [...]
Here’s a web app that could be fun: feed a list of names (say, the people behind Meetup), and get the map of their connections (i.e. X and Y went to high school together, K worked for Z, A and J link to each other in their blogs). I bet you could reveal a lot [...]
I just read a post on I-Sales about bidding wars on search engine keywords, and it occured to me that Overture’s model is great because there are only so many words in the English language (or any language for that matter), whereas advertising models based on banner inventory have the laws of supply and demand [...]
I used to track stocks on MyYahoo, but I’m no longer spending any time there since I don’t use Yahoo Mail anymore. The rest of MyYahoo is not that compelling to me, unless I take into account calendaring and contacts which I only need while I’m not on my own PC. So to get my [...]
How Cool Am I?: "Basically, Google indexes pages and returns results based on the number of other people linking to your pages, and the importance of those pages. So, in a very round about way, Google works out how important a page is, based on the search criteria, and returns results ordered by importance. So [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.