The booming popularity of used book sales is being perceived as a threat to the publishing industry.
Anytime an upstart marketplace gains ground in an established industry
the old-liners can usually be found grumbling about those young
I'm considering moving some of this personal blog to Yahoo!360. I've been testing their system
for the last few days and have found it to be simple and
feature-rich. However, flexibility and customization are sacrificed.
That is understandable considering the audience that Yahoo! is trying
to reach: beginning bloggers or those looking for an easy place to have
a simple journal, photo uploads and quick access to their friends and
The blog you are reading right now will stay right here, but future content may focus more on technology, business, communications, etc. Personal posts, including family pics, would be moved to the new test site.
Any thoughts? Input? Yahoo!360 horror stories?
The recent Microsoft/Claria intrigue brings about an interesting question from the Wall Street Journal: should newspapers sponsor blogs by their reporters? The answer is yes. The blog in question, SiliconBeat,
is a reputable source, well-written and well-connected. Opinion can mix
with fact on the blog - that is (more-or-less) the whole point of a
blog. The sponsorship by the San Jose Mercury News
lends the blog credibility and instant insider-status (a reason to
actually read it!). Readers know that the site is the straight dope.
Uptight editors afraid of the sacred wall between fact and opinion
being breached need not apply.
The popularity of poker has skyrocketed in the last few years. Can this card fever run hot for much longer? Will poker, like NASCAR, just keep growing and growing?
Regardless of motivation, the symbolism of the President sitting down with Senators from both sides of the aisle is important. A Supreme Court
appointment is unlike any other political action (it being basically
100% irrevocable) and it must be treated with at least a minimum amount
of reasonable, informed discussion and debate. Thankfully, the
overly-partisan flailing around Washington DC has yet to take place.
There is little question that the appointment process will get
downright dirty, but at least we're off to a clean start.
A cell phone tower disguised as a tree now known to local activists as Frankenpine has been the object of much dispute. The tower, proposed by Nextel and Sprint,
is in violation of the park's policy due to its excessive height.
But the policy hinges on the exact definition of the word "tower."
Apparently, one person's phony tree is another person's natural wonder.
A new installation explores the links between the boxes and characters in our pantry.