From The Donnas to Rick Rubin

I wish more in the newspaper industry would pay attention to their canary in the coal mine – the music industry. Rolling Stone: “The Record Industry’s Decline”: …Overall CD sales have plummeted sixteen percent for the year so far — and that’s after seven years of near-constant erosion. In the face of widespread piracy, consumers’ […]

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Good book: “RESTful Web Services”

Labnotes: “RESTful Web Services: the book you already decided to read”: If you think the idea of using services as building blocks for your software is the best thing since 30″ displays and free schwag, then you already know this book exists. You also know that SOA is some serious stuff best left for trade […]

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In which I disagree with Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen posts thought provokers all the time on his must read blog, but this once, I just have to comment. In “The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet” he attempts to clear up confusion about the concept of “platforms” and how they relate to the Internet. Specifically, he describes three “levels” […]

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1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11

Unbelievable isn’t it? Editor & Publisher: “Hit and Myth: Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11″. Wow. The sad thing is, predictably, pundits and experts on both sides of the new media debate (something I have yet to understand) will inevitably point fingers. Nick Carr: “The people formerly known as […]

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God: “How many times do I have to say it? Don’t kill each other anymore – ever!”

The Onion: September 26, 2001: “God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule”: Responding to recent events on Earth, God, the omniscient creator-deity worshipped by billions of followers of various faiths for more than 6,000 years, angrily clarified His longtime stance against humans killing each other Monday. “Look, I don’t know, maybe I haven’t made myself completely […]

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