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Archive for the 'technology' Category

And Speaking Of Telegrams

Which I was, leave it to James Likeks to put up a great archive.

Why I Hate Windows

< Caution, major rant ahead> I try to stay off the OS soapbox, but I’m just fed up enough to rant today. I don’t have any hard evidence that what I’m about to discuss is actually caused by Windows, but I know just as sure as I’m pounding the keyboard that it ain’t a Mac […]


And so another technology fades from the scene. Western Union delivered its last telegram last Friday after 155 years in the business. The telegram, the paper manifestation of a telegraph message, first appeared in 1844 in a now-famous message transmitted from the US Capitol to the train station in Baltimore. Samuel F. B. Morse is […]

Drumbeats Of BlackBerry Shutdown

As a precursor to what some are calling the inevitable shutdown of BlackBerry in the US, the Globe and Mail has published an excellent review of the RIM-NTP saga, including comparisons of Mike Lazaridis’ and Tom Campana’s youths and a tale of a courtroom blunder that itself should probably be taught in law school. The […]

Classic Good News/Bad News Situation

What is this man doing? (click for larger picture) Still can’t tell? Yes, that’s his notebook. Yes, he’s on an airplane (Lufthansa, to be more accurate). And yes, he’s wearing a headset. Need more help? Prepare yourself to groan, then click here. Via Esthr Dyson on Dave Farber’s list.

‘Let The Good Times Roll’

Did you know that Guy Kawasaki has a blog? Me neither, until now. We can be forgiven for not knowing, since he only started writing it two weeks ago. But there’s no excuse for not reading it – daily – now that we know. If you’re into entrepreneurship, technology, startups, public speaking and/or venture capital, […]

RIM, not NTP, News

For those of you waiting for further word on the progress, or lack thereof, in the RIM-NTP patent fandango, I’m afraid this will disappoint you. RIM announced a couple of things that have nothing to do with patent lawsuits. Sorry. First, RIM said that a Google Talk instant messaging client for Blackberry is being developed […]

Funny Coincidence

Apple yesterday unveiled its first machines based on Intel’s processors, a new iMac and a new notebook. Oddly enough, Apple’s stock closed yesterday at $80.86. <cue Twilight Zone theme> Pointed out by Hiawatha Bray on Dave Farber’s IP list.

What’s Changed Beside the Obvious

Well, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and moved the blogs to WordPress. I found Drupal to be very powerful but it really is a bit too high maintenance for me, given the other demands on my time. WordPress was a snap to install (see “The Famous Five Minute Install“), relatively easy to customize with plug-ins […]

And We’re Back

Hope you like the new look. I’ll have more to add shortly. Still working on sweeping in the corners. 🙂