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Archive for February 2000

question: ever wondered how long can you leave a stock redhat box on the network before some starts sniffing? it’s only a sample size of one, but here’s one answer. i suspect Bad Things when you mix the proliferation of cable modems, dsl lines, linux and the general human tendancy to not read manuals on […]

more on amazon from tim o’reilly.

o.k. i don’t want to turn this into patentwatch.org or soapbox.org – but this thread between Dave Winer and Jacob Nielson is interesting.

thesis 12: there are no secrets. the networked market knows more than companies do about their own products. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone. well – reaction to the amazon patent has been [predictably] swift. i suppose this is what happens when a company that has never turned a profit […]

it looks like europe will encounter the ‘trillion-device-problem’ a little sooner than thought. symbian has announced a new reason for me to move to europe: “If I was Palm I would be beside myself with panic,” said IDC analyst Jill House. “In Europe, where there’s a good wireless infrastructure, the competition is pretty much over.” […]

ack! the grim reaper has my number.

o.k. I admit it – I’m a technology optimist. I think good thoughts when I see things like this: It weighs four ounces, is about 5 by 3 inches in size, contains a QWERTY keyboard and LCD display, and holds half a megabyte of memory. It can connect to a PC to exchange files and […]

Well – I finally finished The Cluetrain Manifesto. My turnaround wasn’t that bad, although cryptonomicon is not faring as well. Hi. Ho. At least I’m getting better in my old age – Godel, Escher, Bach was in the queue for something like 10 years. Anyway, I wanted to like The Cluetrain Manifesto. I really did. […]

Wired is running a mildly interesting article on Weblogs – complete with quotes from some of the stars. Yes, that was a cheap attempt to increase my visibility.

first post!