Monthly Archives: July 2011

Many years of now

“When I’m Sixty-Four” is 44 years old. I was 20 when it came out, in the summer of 1967,  one among thirteen perfect tracks on The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. For all the years since, I’ve thought the song … Continue reading

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Deficit reduction by spectrum auction?

So I took up David Weigel‘s challenge in Slate: Read the Reid Plan. Read the Boehner Plan. Get Back to Me… and got as far as this stuff in Reid’s plan: (Sorry, I had to take a screen shot because … Continue reading

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Tools for Independence

So I signed up for Google+. I added some friends from the roster already there (my Gmail contacts, I guess). Created a small circle to discuss VRM. Nothing happened there that I know of right now, but I haven’t checked … Continue reading

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iPaddling PCs

I wrote my first iPad post on January 28, 2010, and my second one about three months later — both prior to the arrival of the iPad itself. I think both those early posts nailed the iPad, Apple’s strategy, and … Continue reading

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Earth to Microsoft: Don’t sell Bing.

In the New York Times, Robert Cryan and Martin Hutchison of Reuters BreakingViews suggest that Microslft sell its Bing search engine, either outright or in exchange for stock in a company that can do more with it than rank a distant … Continue reading

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Boil on

Saw Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold yesterday*. Brilliant work. I like the way Morgan Spurlock is both respectful and gently mocking of all points of view toward the movie’s subject: product placement in movies. That approach is … Continue reading

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Taking the heat

That’s how hot my car thought it was today. I understand it hit 103° at Logan. Right now it’s 10pm and still 95° on our back porch. It’s hotter indoors. Up in the attic, where I work, two window AC … Continue reading

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The Long Tale

I wrote A World of Producers in December 2008. At the time I was talking about camcorders and increased bandwidth demand in both directions: And as camcorder quality goes up, more of us will be producing rather than consuming our … Continue reading

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Free ways

The first time I heard the term “Sepulveda pass,” I thought it was a medical procedure. I mean, I was still new to The Coast, and sepulveda sounded like one of those oddball body parts, like uvula or something. (Not … Continue reading

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All the statues eat there

… so you know it’s gotta be good. (All’antico Vinaio, on Via dei Neri, in Firenze.)

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