Thursday, March 04, 2004
Wasn't gonna blog today, cause I am extremely busy - but Eric Raymond has obtained and released a memo blowing the lid of MS's funding of SCO (via third parties). Read it (and note how bad this guy is at spelling. Jeez).
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Dot Com 2.0 and Evil Google
The NYT on the rebirth of the domain-name market. Interesting, if the data from Verisign is more than a little suspect.
What's far more interesting, though, since this was bound to happen, is this tidbit:
"... Google is also helping a growing number of domain name owners earn money on their Web sites without publishing any information at all. Through its DomainPark service, users who, for example, type in "airlinetickets.com," a Web address that has only a "placeholder" page, will see text ads provided by Google. The site's owners, who must gain 750,000 monthly visits to maintain a spot in the program, earn a share of the ad revenue."
MP3 is getting a DRM plug-in, by Thomson and Fraunhofer, who are the standard owners. The tech media is going nuts over this - I suggest you don't worry about it too much. How do I know this? Just say the words 'protected MP3' to yourself and feel the tectonic shift in the value equation.
Link of the day
If I had a free couple of hours, I would spend them at whynot, which is collaborative open-source problem-solving. By Barry Nalebuff (and Ian Ayres)- if you don't know Nalebuff, buy his books and read them. Absolutely brilliant stuff. Thanks to (of all people) my Dad for the link.
It's even got an RSS feed... :)
Thanks for the interest - I added an Atom feed. If you can let me know a quick and painless way to add RSS, I will do that as well, despite my earlier stubborn insistence never to do it!
I'm not entirely sure who is supporting Atom by now, so this might be completely useless - let me know.