Monthly Archives: March 2001

Personalization.com summit

I’m going to the Personalization.com Summit which is in NYC from April 1-3. I’m interested to hear from Malcolm Gladwell of the New Yorker, Jason Catlett of Junkbusters among a few others. Thanks to Steve Larsen of NetPerceptions for a

Posted in Miscellaneous

Japan’s island mentality

CNN’s Gary Streiker on Japan’s continuing violation of international anti-whaling bans. Ask me why I think there’s a difference between native peoples hunting whales and Japanese hunting whales and I’d say “scale” and the fact that whale meat and hunting

Posted in Japan, Sony

the death of Sega Dreamcast

Michael Wolff in Forbes ASAP on the cult of technology. Such cultishness, such unreasonable devotion, such trust in a higher authority, became so widespread and ingrained in the technology culture because it workedÛfor a while, anyway. It spread the word.

Posted in Japan

Eric Schmidt to Google

WebReview has an Andy Oram piece on the future of broadband. [Miles Fidelman, the founder and president of the Center for Civic Networking] points out that fiber by itself is cheaper than copper, because it’s essentially made of sand. Fiber

Posted in Internet

Quango returns

Frankly, I’m at a loss why a company with as much experience at launching new products as MSFT has bungled this HailStorm PR as much as it has. No one seems to understand it, including the company itself. Sure, if

Posted in Music

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