"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." -- Frank Zappa.
Have you checked out BlogTree? It's now got 1792 registered weblogs. It's a really cool idea, it's totally taking off.
A telling comment from Glenn Reynolds last night, and now I have a clue what a warblogger is. I may try to write a new definition. It'll probably involve the words blow and hard, and examples from playgrounds. Dangerous stuff. Watch out for the humiliation, that's where holocausts come from.
Sometimes when we bluster and attack aimlessly, we cement relationships between forces that wish us harm.
Glenn and Nick respond. My brief response. In addition to being a technologist and living on the west coast of the US, I am also the first-generation American son of Holocaust survivors, born and raised in NY. Does Nick have any insight into my thinking? Clearly not.
Reuters: "Stocks sagged on Monday, yanking the Nasdaq Composite Index to fresh 5-year lows."
Paul Andrews: Microsoft to give PCs a little Google.
Tom Negrino: "Apple's going to sell a lot more iPods in the next quarter."
The EatonWeb Weblog Portal got an overhaul. Very nice.
Isn't it obvious that Microsoft should use some of their cash to reinvigorate ISVs? Imho, that would be a buy signal for MSFT, an acknowledgement that they play a different role in the software industry of 2002 than they did in 1992. It would also help NASDAQ get over the dotcom debacle. Technology needs a mega-roadmap, in other words a roadmap for future roadmaps. Clearly nothing MS is doing now, or will do in the future, can stick, because there are no credible ISVs to adopt their schemes, to triangulate on their vision. Yes, things like Hailstorm and Palladium are necessary and inevitable, but they can't come from MS. But that's all that's left. Catch-22. Gotta dig out of this Bill and Steve. A Marshall Plan for the software industry bootstrapped in part by the $38 billion hoard.
BlogStreet looks interesting.
Thanks to Marc Barrot for the reminder to bug the Omni folks to add OPML support to their popular Mac outlining program.
Scott Rosenberg: "New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has her fans, but I am not one of them." Same here. Scott's characterization of her columns totally rings a bell. Honestly there isn't a single current Times columnist that comes close to Russell Baker.
Paul Andrews reviews the reviews of Bob Dylan's concert at Newport on Saturday. He points to an AP story, which he says nicely balances Sheila Lennon's weblog report, but I wonder. There's at least a dispute over whether the fans boo'd Dylan off the stage in 1965, for going electric. Lots of people who were there, including Pete Seeger, say it didn't happen. I wonder what others at Newport in 1965 and 2002 think.
Register: "An addition to Microsoft's End User Licensing Agreement has alarmed Register readers."
Jeremy Bowers: "Will you deed your computer over to Microsoft?"
Martin Schwimmer: "I'm sorry there have been no blog items since Thursday but I was involved in something very important. Musa al-Mustapha of Nigeria emailed me.."
Werblog: "With the end of the roaring '90s, lots of people are finally allowing themselves those vacations they postponed."
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