Declan McCullagh of News.com comments on Mailblock:
“But Goldman has a problem. He’s betting his company on the validity of the two patents, both of which are questionable because of other work that was published well before the filing dates of the Mailblocks patents.”
For those that haven’t either a) received it, or b) read about it, there’s a new Outlook worm (read: virus) doing the rounds.
I’m suddenly remembering what it was like to have uni assignments due. I HATE DEADLINES! I’ve spent most of my life routing around the ubiquitous “drop dead deadline” (deadlines are good, that’s how you get things done, but the drop-dead ones do exactly that – leave me for dead), and now I’m stuck in the middle of 5 essays due in 3 weeks. Ugh!
Anyways, posting on this blog is probably going to be a little light as a result…
The Guardian has a great piece on the recently revived Google and blogs debate. [via Scripting News]
Larry Lessig is trying to get a sponsor for a bill that will help reclaim the public domain from the corporate world. [via Scott Rosenberg]
Jeremy Zawodny comments on executive salaries. [via Scripting News]
“Must be nice. Pulling down roughly half a million dollar is base salary and at least as much in an annual bonus. Why does a guy making that much cash need help paying for a house?”
Karlin Lillington comments on the Guardian’s cover story on the “rescue” of Jessica Lynch. [via Scripting News]
This has been covered before during the war – but the Guardian article continues questioning what is increasingly looking like a sham.
Scot Rosenberg: Tufte vs. PowerPoint.
Interesting… Haven’t read the booklet yet (will do), and the quote from it looks pretty dense. But unpacking it I think he has a point. I think…
Will read and decide later.
The Register: On ultra-fast carbon memory.
Ray Kurzweil, in his book The Age of Spiritual Machines talks a lot about how nano-technology is going to affect the way we do things, particularly in computing. Seems we’re moving closer and closer…
NY Times: “The US government proposed the most significant overhaul of its media ownership rules in a generation today.” (requires registration) [via Scripting News]
Michael J. Copps, one of the two Democrat members of the FCC, said “It’s hard to imagine how the proposals foster the goals of the rules, which are diversity of voices, localism and competition,”
It’s hard to disagree really…