Charles Bremner – Times Online – WBLG: Eiffel Tower hit by fantasy
“He couldn’t seem to puncture through his exterior wall, so he decided to fire his gun at the wall. One of the shots killed his wife”Man installing satellite TV kills wife – Boing Boing
10 Millionth Article Written on Wikipedia
I’m talking about Wikipedia; although it could apply to TechCrunch!!!
I remember reading about this at University and being blown away by the idea. It lead to me reading one of the most boring books I’ve ever read; the history of Chile isn’t a riveting read.
“When military forces loyal to Gen. Augusto Pinochet staged a coup [in Santiago, Chile] in September 1973, they made a surprising discovery. Salvador Allende’s Socialist government had quietly embarked on a novel experiment to manage Chile’s economy using a clunky mainframe computer and a network of telex machines.”
Every business magazine gives a long list of reasons for why people buy iPods. Nobody ever mentions this…
“Now compare this to the typical office scenario. Most cubicle-style offices are plagued with distractions: other people’s phone conversations, music, and discussions. The annoying neighbor hanging over your cube wall, dangling his coffee-cup, talking to you about his new sofa. People shouting in the conference room next door. Big bells ringing when The Closer makes her sale. The incessant bellowing of the VP as he storms through the halls, entourage in tow, blackberries clicking.
You can’t turn these distractions off.”
So the fighting stops in Iraq for a day. The news says that this is a good thing; I believe them and then John Robb has the completely opposite take on events. Thing is; I believe him more than the news…
“Sadrs plan was defensive and not offensive. However, the militias were starting to take too much territory and expose themselves to airstrikes. This is an attempt to get them back into a defensive crouch.”
Are we really to believe that the biggest worry that China have in all this is that the value of the medals will be devalued? Really? Seriously? That’s the biggest threat that we have over them.
“China’s big party may be a damp squib. Beyond that, it risks foreign governments leading a sporting boycott, devaluing all those medals its athletes will win.”
Tibet and the Beijing Olympics | A sporting chance | Economist.com
There are a number of articles like this around at the moment…
FolderShare vs. Dropbox – GigaOM
I’ve been a Foldershare user for years, on the whole it’s been very good except when they had “server issues”.
However, the new version is awful. The old version listed the synced directories, the number of files they contained and how they were synced. In a single page you could see the complete status.
Now Microsoft has got their developers on the case. It looks prettier but the summary view has gone. This simple change makes it much harder to use. At least they were sensible enough to keep the Mac version.
Should you film a once in a lifetime experience or just experience it…
The Space-Shuttle Quandary – Pogue’s Posts – Technology – New York Times Blog
Probably both. Set up the camera before with a timer to shoot every couple of seconds and then forget about it. Of course, it could film the wrong thing but who cares? You could loose the camera on the way home anyway!!!
“What is his goal? To beat CNET.
But does a great business or movement EVER get built on top of a goal like that?”
Mike Arrington’s dream team has wrong goal « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger
Correct me if I’m wrong but Nike for years had the slogan of “be number one”. They just aimed for the number one in each market and went out to beat them.
And while I’m thinking about it. Isn’t that what Microsoft did for years? And didn’t Scoble work for them?