Archive | January 13, 2003

Post dated 2003-01-13 21:28:07

Cut Off The Head And The Body Dies says Doc Searls, talking about Steve Case stepping down from AOL. I’m not so sure. AOL is great for those who don’t like computers, don’t want to know about computers, and just want their email to work. I think he overestimates the saavy (or the technical desire) of many users. Despite AOL’s missteps, I think the momentum of having however many bazillion subscribers can carry AOL fumbling into the future. Sure would nice to see them become an Internet leader, rather than an embarassment, though…

Post dated 2003-01-13 21:20:49

Graffiti’s Dead and it may just take the Palm with it. Faced with the marketing prowess of the Pocket PC market, perceived slow-to-market color LCDs, new CPUs and new OS versions, the loss to Xerox of a key patent dispute on their handwriting software could be the last nail in the coffin. The Slashdot reaction: Palm Kills Off Graffiti [Slashdot]. And I still laugh at this:

Q: How many Newtons does it take to change a light bulb? 
A: Faux! There to eat lemons, axe gravy soup!

Post dated 2003-01-13 20:58:38

Apple objects to Microsoft settlement. The Microsoft competitor says an antitrust settlement between California and the software giant is more beneficial than punitive. [CNET] Looks like Microsoft’s $40 billion in the bank may be just enough…

Post dated 2003-01-13 11:37:41

The home (cable) and SOHO (DSL) network are being divorced over the next few months, separating the recreation and movie trailer downloads from the serious work (web sites and development) bandwidths. The home office is going to get some hand-me-down hardware, so I’m shopping for new router/AP hardware for the home. The 802-11g hardware, even though it’s based on a draft standard, looks promising. LinkSys claims to already have a model on the streets. As the home network is already 100% black-and-blue LinkSys, this looks like the way to go.

Post dated 2003-01-13 09:01:32

Cardinal.jpgWe have had a special couple visiting us this year. A cardinal pair have been hanging around the yard. Invisble but for their high “Cheep-Cheep” in the months full of foliage, they bring a welcome spash of color to the winter months, when all the other birds have dull black, grey and white coats on.

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