Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Saturday, January 22, 2005

  On the inauguration...

From Isaac Asimov's book of facts:
    George Washington had to borrow 500 pounds to pay off his debts and another 100 pounds for the expenses of the trip to his inauguration in New York, in 1789.


All I'm gonna say.
 

  19 million and counting for firefox

19 million downloads...

Should have predicted 50 million, by midsummer, but I tend to be conservative on some things, knowing how hard it is to get people to try new things. I haven't convinced my parents to switch, yet.

but I will...
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2005

  Tog's Top 10 bugs

On ecommerce:

 
Monday, January 17, 2005

  Tivo

Tivo didn't make a deal with comcast, and the monopolists are trumpeting victory.

I gave one of the first TIVOs to my parents. They were scared of it. Now my dad can't watch football without it.

Tivo changed our perception of time.

The first UI for it was written in TCL, and the Linux code for it labored on a tiny PPC-405, with 16MB of memory. It was cool.

PowerTV labored for 3 years to create the same thing, and ended up with something inelegant (except for the fact that they managed to have it all run in a mmu'less environment) and slow.

What makes people think that the content monopolists can make a device that people want? Other monopolists?

 

  RTE Business - Former head of McDonald's dead at 44

RTE Business - Former head of McDonald's dead at 44: I wonder what he ate?
 
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Uncle Bill's Helicopter - A speech I gave to ITT Tech - Chicken soup for engineers
Beating the Brand - A pathological exploration of how branding makes it hard to think straight
Inside the Internet Mind - trying to map the weather within the global supercomputer that consists of humans and google
Sex In Politics - If politicians spent more time pounding the flesh rather than pressing it, it would be a better world
Getting resources from space - An alternative to blowing money on mars using NEAs.
On the Columbia - Why I care about space
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Where's Cherie?
UrbanAgora
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The Cubic Dog
Evan Hunt
The Bay Area is talking
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Unlocking The Air
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