February 2003

On the road again…

I’m en route to San Francisco, where I’m speaking at the CIO Forum. And instead of leaving SF and returning next week ( for the LMA Annaul Conference), I brought the family with me and we’re staying in town until next weekend. Of course, by the time...

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So why did Google buy Blogger?

Pyra’s servers. As a former search engine worker, the answer seemed pretty obvious: The deal’s terms made it more attractive for Google to buy rather than build a blog-scraping system to improve their search results. Automatically scoring human behavior on the Internet is Google’s core competency, and...

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Ripple effect from the DNC meeting

David Korn gives a thorough breakdown in the Nation of the post-DNC landscape, giving Dean high marks and rating only Edwards as a solid competitor (though the article still says that Kerry is the presumptive front-runner). The conventional wisdom seems to be that Dean is the passionate “idea” candidate,...

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Six Degrees of … Warren Buffett?

Four Handshakes. America’s Corporate Boards are Separated by Just Four Handshakes, U-M Study ShowsMuch like the Hollywood association game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, corporate America is an interlocking network of company board directorships separated by just a few handshakes, say researchers at the University of Michigan Business School. In a study...

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Video on the web? No way!

Ed Helms of The Daily Show shares the joys of multimedia with the masses in this week’s “Digital Watch”. Or not, as the case may be. Particularly funny? Reading out the incomprehensible real.com URL (or “web thingy”) to download Real Player, downloading the Real Player (“Great! Only...

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Chicago Sun-Times: Dems keen on Dean

Some good quotes from attendees at the DNC meeting: “He was the star of the show,” said a surprised Tom Lakin, a Democratic National Committee member from a town near East Alton in southern Illinois.Dean’s appearance Friday—along with an appearance last month before a dinner for NARAL...

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Google polling

(cross-posted to both my personal blog and my Dean campaign blog) Howard Dean gave a magnificent speech last night at the DNC Winter Meeting. (You can watch the video yourself – I’ve got a video archive of his speeches here; you can also read some of the...

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