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November 04, 2005

The Cover-Up Is the Crime
“By deliberately corrupting the most basic functionality of their customers’ computers, Sony broke the rules of fair play and crossed a bright line separating legitimate software from computer trespass. Their actions may be civilly actionable.”
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October 22, 2005

How Much is Your Blog Worth?
“I’ve created this little applet which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.” It claims mine is worth $82,987.38. Fax in your bid today!
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October 14, 2005

“Here is your chance to own a piece of Vancouver by buying street name signs from the City”
A great way for a city to raise extra funds. Imagine the number “Peachtree Street” signs Atlanta could sell. In this case, they’ll make at least one sale to TextDrive, where the servers are named after Vancouver streets.
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August 15, 2005

Free Wi-Fi? Get Ready for GoogleNet.
Isn’t this how the movie Terminator began, except it was called “SkyNet”?
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August 11, 2005

Stupid Corporate Acts #43,529,831
FedEx ought to be ashamed, not only at the intent, but the foundationless legal means they tried. A smart company would make a guerilla ad out of this, not a cease and desist order
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May 08, 2005

Drug Makers Reap Benefits of Tax Break
$75 billion in profits will get a taxable rate of about 5% instead of 35%. Why? It was part of the “American Jobs Creation Act,” yet these companies are cutting employees, and “the I.R.S. lacks the resources to challenge the companies effectively.” Over $20 Billion in tax revenue, more than has been spent on reconstruction in Iraq, down the tubes.
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April 15, 2005

evhead: Running your company on web apps
An interesting summary from Ev, in which he also pimps TextDrive
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January 17, 2005

EarthLink enters blogging universe (reg. req’d)
“The idea came from EarthLink’s public relations department because of worries that news was traveling faster on blogs than in conventional media.”
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August 10, 2004

KSL-TV News: $30,000 Missing from Operation Give
The ugly media coverage begins, with more sure to follow
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July 22, 2004

Project planning and setting priorities
A good method to quantify a process that is often too subjective
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July 13, 2004

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June 22, 2004

Cory Doctorow talks to Microsoft about Digital Rights Management
“I spend about three weeks a month on the road doing completely weird stuff like going to Microsoft to talk about DRM”
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May 19, 2004

Is Nick Denton the Vince Dooley of blogs?
Vince was the master of lowering expectations and poor mouthing his chances, while talking up his competition
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May 05, 2004

“Sun Policy on Public Discourse” (they mean blogging)
“By speaking directly to the world, without benefit of management approval, we are accepting higher risks in the interest of higher rewards”
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April 30, 2004

Creative Loafing’s Weekly Scalawag is Garry Betty: “For not kissing the EarthLink employees he’s screwed”
“Betty, after laying off 2,600 of EarthLink’s 5,100 employees, got a 76 percent increase in his annual bonus this year”
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April 20, 2004

“Protect Your Banana!”
There’s a phrase I never thought would be open to trademarking...
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New cars are getting too expensive to fix
Replacing six deployed airbags can cost $15,000
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April 12, 2004

How Costco’s High-Wage Strategy Beats Wal-Mart
Costco earns $2,500 more per employee than Wal-Mart, by treating their people better
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March 20, 2004

Street Smarts: Learning From JetBlue
Reminds me of the old Mindspring ... their service garnered unusual loyalty in the same ‘hands-on’ ways

 



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