DaveNet: An Epitaph for Be. "He is the best harvester of love I've ever seen."
Mon-Tue next week I'll be in Colorado at JabberCon. Hey Doc is going too and so is Craig. I bet we have a couple of pretty interesting discussions. And I bet the night sky is pretty nice up there in the Rockies in the summer.
Standard: The Industry Standard Suspends Publication.
JD Lasica: "I nearly veered off the road this afternoon when I heard, via NPR, that the Industry Standard is folding and will file for bankruptcy next week."
Google is indexing us more frequently it seems.
blogger.deletePost. "This, um, deletes a post."
Our glue scripts table is updated to include support for the deletePost method.
blogBuddy is a "small application written in Delphi which enables remote control of blogs on blogger.com."
Craig Burton: "There is a consensus with management and legal at Microsoft is that GPL is Kryptonite."
Kryptonite is a "fragment of the exploded planet Krypton, home world of Superman."
My fourth grade class picture. (I'm third from the right in the top row.)
Joni Mitchell: "Oh, won't you stay? We'll put on the day and we'll talk in present tenses."
Press release: Palm Acquires Assets and Hires Key Talent From Be. $11 million.
Be's market cap at yesterday's close was almost $17 million.
A snapshot of the Be home page on Acquisition Day.
Be stories: Standard, TheStreet.Com, Dan Gillmor, News.Com.
Leo Laporte: The BeOS -- Beautiful, Elegant, Doomed.
News.Com, 1/6/97: Where are they now?
10/7/95: "Welcome Back Jean-Louis. We were missing you."
Beasts of burden?
I don't remember where I heard this idea, it could have been in NY. It goes like this. We think of ourselves as creatures of free will, the only conscious beings on this planet. We wonder if we're the only conscious beings in the universe. But there's another view of who we are -- beasts of burden for our genes. We carry them and propogate them, or let others propogate into ourselves, only to create more beasts driven to propogate their genes. In that view of the world, the genes are a higher form of life than we are. Who knows what drives them?
Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene.
Brett Glass: "Actually, I think we've stopped being beasts of burden for genes and are now beasts of burden for memes."
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