SF Chron: "Google may not, in the end, crank out the best product or knock its competitors out of the ring. Its quick rise, even by Silicon Valley's overnight standards, has earned it a reputation as arrogant. Check its thin-skinned dictum forbidding employees from speaking to Cnet news reporters because the news service dared to Google the firm's president and print the results."
Dave Jacobs is walking for PKD.
Here's a picture of Dave on dialysis. And here's a Dave, the picture of health, after getting a kidney transplant.
The Conservative Party of Canada is podcasting.
Mike Keller, a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi, stands in the rain while mooning Hurricane Katrina just after dawn August 29, 2005.
Cringely: "What if search and PageRank and AdSense are Google's corporate apex."
NY Times photo review of Katrina.
Back in the Bay Area, everyone seems to be getting ready for the Web 2.0 conference, which of course I helped name. Hehe. Anyway, I would love to go but it's probably too close to the Greensboro blogging unconference. What a difference in perspective. Silicon Valley is still mostly about Silicon Valley. Wouldn't it be better if it were more about Greensboro and other cities that are reforming around the technology? How many people at the Web 2.0 conference have even heard of Greensboro, and what's going on there? Wouldn't it be great if the SF Chron and SJ Merc were adopting the technology? When they do, will they proclaim leadership, or will they learn from their North Carolina colleagues? Knowing Silicon Valley (as I do, there's nothing like coming back after being away for 2.5 years) they'll probably think they invented it.
Fall blogging events in North Carolina.
2/10/05: Greensboro in a podcast.
Listening to CNN, they're talking about this great new technology called FTP. Really, no kidding. It's actually older than CNN. What happened to fact checking.
Dan Farber writes: "Some recent journalism grads working for the Sun Herald, the Mississippi gulf coast's newspaper, have an ongoing blog with some real-life writing."
Good morning. It seems New Orleans has been spared the disaster. That's cool, it's a very nice city, and so far has been totally lucky. Knock wood, praise Murphy, seems the luck has held.
The Blog Herald gets the scoop of the century. This site is finished. You can stop reading. It's now officially irrelevant. What a relief. I was getting tired of all that relevance.
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