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Commentary on today’s Senate Anti-Trust Hearing

I don’t have time to carry on at length about today’s Senate hearing on the Google-Yahoo search ads price-fixing deal, so here are a couple of pieces written before the hearing that put in its proper perspective. For your cocktail, … Continue reading

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What does Tim think?

According to reports from BBC and The Guardian, web inventor Tim Berners-Lee thinks his baby’s in danger. BBC News: He told the BBC: “If we don’t have the ability to understand the web as it’s now emerging, we will end … Continue reading

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A system of exploitation

I wish I’d said what Nicholas Carr said about Web 2.0: Web 2.0’s economic system has turned out to be, in effect if not intent, a system of exploitation rather than a system of emancipation. By putting the means of … Continue reading

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One Web Day

So today all of us cyber-surfing netizen internauts are supposed to proclaim our love for on-line life and tell what it the web means to us. To me it means mediocrity and tedium, with lots of room for improvement. Here’s … Continue reading

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Going for Google

You’ve probably noticed that Google doesn’t work as well as it used to. Instead of finding good links on the first page or two of a search, you now have to page through 5 or 6 pages until you get … Continue reading

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Eolas ruling affirmed

The Supreme Court has declined to get involved in the Eolas case: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal from Microsoft Corp. challenging the methodology under which damages were calculated in a patent lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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AOL Founder Case Resigns From Time Warner Board

Here’s one of those “end of an era” things: America Online co-founder Steve Case resigned from the board of Time Warner Inc., five years after the media giant’s painful merger with the Internet service he helped create. The AOL takeover … Continue reading

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Web 2.0: old Kool-Aid in new bottles

How silly is the thinking behind the Web 2.0 movement? Try We Are the Web by Wellbert Kevin Kelly: There is only one time in the history of each planet when its inhabitants first wire up its innumerable parts to … Continue reading

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Vint Cerf on the future of the Internet

I don’t know about this stuff: A couple of things are pretty clear: One of is that what we call broadband today isn’t going to be broadband tomorrow. It’s not just a matter of speed; it’s a matter of symmetry. … Continue reading

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Helping Katrina’s victims

This is interesting: Craig’s list New Orleans has a bunch of ads up from people willing to share housing with people flooded out. Before Al Gore invented the Internet, this would’ve been a lot harder to do.

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