Monthly Archives: August 2006

We are having blogs for Dinner? Again?


Ok I’m getting sort of confused and dizzy trying to decide if I should start a blog at every new place I test or log onto or whatever…. given that this is WEB 2.0 can’t we use the power of … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 – it’s more than just snooty elitism.


Dang.  I was going to write about how damn snooty and elitist O’Reilly and Battelle are with their “invitation only” Web 2.0 events.  But whenever I read O’Reilly’s blog, and the few times I’ve met him in person, I always … Continue reading

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Yahoo 360 and the perils of early adoption


I’m was messing around *a little* with Yahoo!’s excellent social networking application “Yahoo 360”, wondering why it’s not more popular and why I’m not spending more time with it. They are of course related, since widespread adoption is going to … Continue reading

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Real Estate Heat Maps from Zillow


Zillow is really a helpful application for real estate.  Check out this heat map of Silicon Valley Real Estate prices, giving you an idea of the most expensive areas here.   Zillow’s got them for several metro regions. I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Death to Brands! Death to Brands?


Although it’s early in the process, I think, and hope, that the concept of “brand” is going away in favor of the concept of utility/efficiency/pragmatism/reason.     As mass marketing, and the masses, move to online venues I think the notion … Continue reading

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Blog, Humbug!


Over at Adam’s he forced me to think a bit more about my concern that blogs, forums, and wikis all fall short of the ideal environment for information exchange / communication / enlightenment. He basically asked what was needed to … Continue reading

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Kiko.com sells for $258,100 on Ebay today. No champagne glasses came with this deal.


I feel bad for the Kiko folks even though they are but a handful of the millions of workers who live in the shadow of the search giants, hoping they’ll toss a golden bone or two out now and then. … Continue reading

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