Archive for July, 2004

Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

If you are, at a minimum, a consumer of copyrighted materials (e.g. books, movies, television, art, music) and especially if you are a creator of such content, and finally MOST ESPECIALLY if you care about diversity of culture and freedom of expression you MUST take 60 minutes from your life ...

More fun: Read my lips

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

From a very talented group atmo: "Are you tired of hearing politicians talk? Well, hear them sing instead. Listen to Saddam Hussein singing Imagine. Or to the love duet featuring Bush and Blair." Interesting format for social commentary.

Time for fun stuff

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Because there's just not enough fun stuff in this weblog...yet! Thanks to my best friend and late night reading partner bookfishI tried out this little personality quiz and got the following result: "You are a WECL--Wacky Emotional Constructive Leader. This makes you a people's advocate. You are ...

Skype’d out

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

This is a moment we have been waiting for. Skype, an innovator in voice over internet technology (VoIP) has long offered free beta software that is best described as an internet phone with the ease of use of an instant messenger. This is a cross-platform product (Win, Mac, Linux, ...

Another candidate for modern oracle?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

What happens if you have more at stake than your reputation when tying your horse to a prediction. What if you have money at stake? Or your job? See this interesting article from The End Of Management? Interesting concept that more efficient analysis of strategies and their outcomes may arise ...

Blogdex: a modern oracle or the new Pagerank?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

I read a great article on the Blogger site that presents an interesting argument about blogging: an emergent property of this widespread and growing phenomenon is that it has become an oracle of sorts. There is a certain collective intelligence when you have the power of numbers, diversity of opinion, ...