Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Nick Denton has to do it manually (for the time being, till the proper tool arises, hint, hint), but it makes a lot of sense to expose a discussion thread, originally spread across several blogs, in a single place. Doc Searls did the expanded version.
Loosely Coupled: "Nextel’s failed attempt to confine users to its own private enclosure of text messaging is a warning to all vendors of the dangers of spurning interoperability. This is a virtuous circle, too. Each new breakthrough in interoperability increases the strength and universality of the network, further diminishing the power of any vendor (even [...]
Boston Globe (pdf): But Hilary Rosen, chief executive officer of the RIAA, said that it’s unfair to expect record companies to cut costs. She says people who steal music by downloading soundfiles or burning discs illegally are responsible for sales drops. "In the age of $150 sneakers, $12 movie prices and $40 video games, I’m [...]
Netcraft: "The graphs for each site display both the actual times since last reboot (as an X) and a moving average of uptime over time as a solid green area graph. The colour of the X changes in the event of the site switching operating system. A history of the operating system, web server and [...]
Steven Den Beste: "During the time that I was wargaming heavily (about fifteen years, starting in about 1978) I played many different kinds of games in many different formats, placed in many different eras, some historical and some synthetic, some highly abstract and some very realistic, some even set in the future. I was an [...]
Kevin Werbach: "What power users need is faster upload speeds, but the AT&T Broadband service only does 384 kbps in that direction. Going above 1.5 mbps is important for voice, music and video applications, or if you have many users sharing a connection (for example, via a WiFi access point). But AT&T isn’t thinking about [...]
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.