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Archive for January, 2007

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  1. You Are What You Read  • 
    Never let it be said that I’m not a sentimental idiot. I had a fun little idea earlier tonight about taking my catalog of books on LibraryThing and doing a photo mosaic out of it. You know, to prove that “you are what you read,” or something jejune like that. So I took a couple […]
  2. Hugo/Campbell Nomination Deadlines  • 
    Just a friendly public service announcement that just so coincidentally happens to pertain to, well, um, me. The deadline to submit nominations for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Best New Science Fiction Writer Award is not until March 3, 2007. Plenty of time. However… in order to nominate someone, you must […]
  3. The Separation of State and Military  • 
    Darryl Sharratt is the father of Justin Sharratt. Who is Justin Sharratt? Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt is one of the Marines accused of murdering civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Darryl Sharratt recently shared his feelings on the case in an interview with the right-wing website NewsMax. In that interview, I found this revealing quote: We have […]
  4. Ten Tech Companies That Blew It in the Past Two Decades  • 
    What makes a technology company fail? Here are a handful of companies from the past twenty years that strike me as prime examples of organizations who lost a commanding lead and/or market dominance in a particular field due to their own idiocy or incompetence.
  5. The End of MySpace  • 
    MySpace has made the classic gamble that short-term gain will trump long-term stability. And like so many Web 1.0 companies that came before them, MySpace is headed for a big, clumsy fall.
  6. Winners of the Jewish Marxist Werewolves in Bolivia Giveaway  • 
    I received several great entries for my Jewish Marxist Werewolves in Bolivia contest to win a signed copy of "Infoquake." Here are the winners.
  7. The Jukebox in the Sky  • 
    Is music distribution going to follow the RealNetworks Rhapsody model and become a "jukebox in the sky"? Or are people going to continue buying tracks to store on their own systems?
  8. Share This: A WordPress Plug-in  • 
    [Quick reminder before we get underway: my Jewish Marxist Werewolves in Bolivia Infoquake giveaway contest is still open! Deadline is this Friday, and lots of opportunity for you — yes, you — to win a signed copy of the book.] I’ve nearly completed all the modifications I wanted to make on this blog for 2007. […]
  9. …And Justice for Some  • 
    People have jumped all over the inconsistencies of the Duke lacrosse team rape accuser and concluded that her story is wildly improbable. But is it, really?
  10. The Real Iraq War Acid Test  • 
    As the death toll for the Iraq War continues to climb and President Bush decides to ramp up the U.S. commitment there instead of ramping it down, public support for the war has taken a nosedive in the past year. The latest USA Today/Gallup poll gives Bush a 72% disapproval rating on his handling of […]

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