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Steve Gillmor’s Blogosphere: “RSS for Food

June 23rd, 2004

Steve Gillmor's Blogosphere: "RSS for Food"

"Sean Gallagher may not have coined the term, but his early use of the phrase Blogging for Food to describe my old CRN blog continues to resonate. While most bloggers don't derive direct income from their sites (save for some Google bucks,) they certainly take advantage of viral marketing, brand management, and the virtual equivalent of a pan-handler's pasteboard sign on 25th and Lincoln.

X-box 2 strategy? | gamesindustry.biz : “There are…

June 18th, 2004

X-box 2 strategy? | gamesindustry.biz : "There are a number of reasons for Microsoft's decision to bring about a swift end to the current-generation Xbox - which will have been on the market for under four years when its new younger sibling appears to usurp its position.

BW Online | June 21, 2004 | Big Bang!: “Within the…

June 15th, 2004

BW Online | June 21, 2004 | Big Bang!:

"Within the next five years, industry analysts say, practically every machine in the wide realm of communications -- every gadget that sings, talks, beams images, or messages -- will sport a powerful computer and a network connection.

Sony debuts Linux-based in-car nav | infotainment …

June 11th, 2004

Sony debuts Linux-based in-car nav | infotainment line in Japan: "The 3D mapping interface shows actual buildings, and knows street addresses, enabling it to identify destination addresses. In the picture at right, it has identified a gas station belonging to a promotional partner.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Stealth ships steam ahead

June 10th, 2004

BBC NEWS | Technology | Stealth ships steam ahead:

"But the Swedes are in the lead, with the Visby.

It is constructed almost entirely of carbon fibre, the same material used to make the chassis of Formula One cars and the hulls of racing yachts.

Its angular design gives it a minimal radar signature, known as a cross-section, and its 57mm cannon can also be retracted to reduce it still further.

The Undead Zone | Why realistic graphics make huma…

June 10th, 2004

The Undead Zone | Why realistic graphics make humans look creepy | Clive Thompson: "Consider Alias, the new title based on the TV show. It's a reasonably fun action-and-puzzle game, where you maneuver Sydney Bristow through a series of spy missions. But whenever the camera zooms in on her face, you're staring at a Jennifer Garner death mask.

Nokia releases ‘moblog’ camera phone | CNET News

June 3rd, 2004

Nokia releases 'moblog' camera phone | CNET News.com:

"Nokia has begun shipping a camera phone with video-editing and mobile-blogging features in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

The phone maker said its 7610 phone can capture, edit, store, print and send pictures and videos.

Neal Stephenson Decodes Cryptonomicon

June 3rd, 2004

Neal Stephenson Decodes Cryptonomicon:

 "Neal Stephenson has been called 'the Quentin Tarantino of postcyberpunk science fiction' by the Village Voice. He took the SF world by storm with his novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Zodiac. He's been compared to Thomas Pynchon and William Gibson, but Stephenson has a style all his own.

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (Neal Stephenson Theory)

June 3rd, 2004

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (the Stephenson version):

"The actual contents of the business plan hews to a logical structure straight out of the Principia Mathematica. Lesser entrepreneurs purchase business-plan-writing software: packages of boilerplate text and spreadsheets, craftily linked together so that you need only go through and fill in a few blanks.