Economist: "Windows XP is the first consumer version of the 15-year-old program in which crashing does not seem to come as a standard feature."
NY Times: "Microsoft's pitch to developers is greatly weakened because of [the antitrust conviction]," said Dave Winer, co-author of SOAP and chief executive of UserLand, a developer of Web tools. "Microsoft's only vision is lock-in."
For people coming from the Slashdot link, here's a Google query that locates some of my comments re open source. BTW, US is great, rah-rah.
Many apologies to people who don't like it when I write about terrorism. Here I go again. I was thinking, why has the US been immune to terrorism until Sept 11? What kept them from blowing up our buildings and people? Why was the US a safe haven for money? (Maybe it still is.) How did we pull it off? The only answer I came up with was this: terror. We have all these nukes. And we probably have great bio-warfare stuff too. The other guys were scared of us? Now does that make the US a terrorist organization? Something to think about.
Then I heard a report about the IRA and Sinn Fein. I thought to myself "Poor Irish terrorists, they're not getting their fair share of the attention." Then I had a terrible thought. Maybe in the future the terrorists will compete to destroy pieces of the US to get CNN to tell their story and put their leaders on TV. Maybe Ireland wants to start a competitor to Al-Jazeera. What better way than to export some of your terror to the good ole US of A?
Slim: "I almost killed Heather's Cat."
News.Com: Microsoft's music pitch a little off-key.
Washington Post: 2 Postal Workers Die.
Tomorrow at 8:10AM Pacific, I'm going to be interviewed by Rob Black on BusinessTalkRadio. The show is The Bottom Line, and will be webcast.
Now here's why I, as a software developer, don't like memes.
Lawrence Lee is keeping a Radio weblog.
Julian Bond: "One of the mailing lists I moderate on Yahoogroups is getting hit by spam to a ridiculous extent."
Ars Technica reviews Mac OS 10.1.
Today's word is dollop. What a funny word. I was just pouring myself a cup of coffee, and got out the half-and-half, and with a certain ceremony I hurled a dollop of the creamy stuff into my coffee. A dollop. Where did that word come from?
It's hard to figure out how to say this without sounding unappreciative, so I'll go ahead and say it anyway. I wish Wired had a page on the Web where they listed the winners of the Rave Awards, so I could point to it as a permanent fixture on Scripting News and my bio page. Back in the old days of Wired, the page would have flipped in real-time while the awards were being announced in SF. Lal lala.
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