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Christopher Stern / Washington Post:
The Coming Tug of War Over the Internet  —  Do you prefer to search for information online with Google or Yahoo?  What about bargain shopping — do you go to Amazon or eBay?  Many of us make these kinds of decisions several times a day, based on who knows what — maybe you don't like bidding …
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Google to BellSouth: Go Tier Yourself a New One  —  Cory Doctorow in BoingBoing: … BellSouth wasn't thinking.  They were doing what big carriers usually do, which is look for ways to make big money with tiered service to big customers.  Dumb, perhaps, in this case; but predictable.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
What a party!  —  More than 100 people showed up at last night's party.  What a night.  I'll wait for the blogs to be written.  Thanks to Steve Broback for the magic.  We sold a bunch of books, thanks to everyone who bought one, and Jessica Smith's food was just awesome.  We're uploading photos now.
Mano's Blog:
Why do I need Windows Vista?  —  OK so this post is brought to you by myself and... Robert Scoble .  Don't ask!  —  Expect more of these in the future; what I will do next is DIVE into some of these things, especially the AERO user interface and the new functionalities (improved copy+paste workflow, etc).
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Why do I need Windows Vista?  —  So, today we were arguing out just how good Windows Vista is on an internal mailing list.  Someone said "XP is good enough for me."  And I answered back with 15 videos about why I'm moving my life over to Windows Vista.  —  Manuel Clement liked it so much he put it all up on his blog.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
This Time, the Revolution Will Be Televised  —  CONVERGENCE is back, but it is not what it used to be.  Following its release after about five years in the halfway house for overblown business ideas, it has been swiftly rehabilitated in the form of various online-offline business ventures.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target  —  JOE HANSON, 22, of Chicago likes to watch television, but rarely on his TV.  A folder on his computer lists an inventory of downloaded cable and network programming - the kind of thing that makes traditional media executives shudder.
Ars Technica:
Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yet  —  The EFF's Deeplinks section has a pretty alarming post about the RIAA and MPAA's attempts to freeze the progress of consumer electronics technology and then start turning back the clock on all of us.
Charles McGrath / New York Times:
The Pleasures of the Text  —  There used to be an ad on subway cars, next to the ones for bail bondsmen and hemorrhoid creams, that said: "if u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd job & mo pa." The ad was promoting a kind of stenography training that is now extinct, presumably.  Who uses stenographers anymore?
TDavid / Things That:
Day 405: Dual monitor on Tablet PC alert!  —  Ok, no more of this DOJ / search engine stuff for awhile.  —  It's been a little while since updating my Tablet PC owner usage and the newest thing I've been using the Tablet for is dual monitors.  It turns out the graphics card in the M1400 …
Discussion: What Is New
Andrew Murray-Watson / Telegraph:
Jobs to scoop $3.5bn as Pixar board approves Disney takeover  —  The board of Pixar Animation Studios, the digital animations company, is set to meet tomorrow to approve the company's $7bn (£3.9bn) takeover by Disney.  —  The all-share deal will make Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple …
Discussion: Boing Boing and MacSlash
Oliver Starr / MobHappy:
bluepulse - the write once, play anywhere mobile platform.  —  bluepulse, a product of Bluepulse Pty.  Ltd in Sydney, Australia may just be the first company to have "cracked the code" to one of the single most significant and confounding problems faced by mobile developers, carriers …
Discussion: This is Mobility and Tom Hume
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
The self-owned internet (II)  —  Networks (like the internet) that own themselves create new theoretical paths and concerns.  Instead of grappling with hierarchically nested, mechanical bodies of law and inventing institutions that map to physical territories and produce coherent answers to linear questions …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
I'm pushing for more transparency, here's why  —  You only need to watch the PR (by Nathan Weinberg on the Inside Microsoft blog) that Microsoft received over the past week to understand that more transparency would be a good thing.  Danny Sullivan, over on Search Engine Watch made the same point several times.
Discussion: FuzzyBlog and InsideMicrosoft
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
ATTENTION PLEASE: Who decides what gets noticed?  —  Who decides what gets noticed on the web?  There are millions of blogs.  How do you find the interesting ones?  Traditional media like TV, Newspapers, Magazines, and Radio have editors and program directors that decide what gets published or broadcast.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment:
What journalists can learn from software developers  —  One result of the whole Washington Post comments debacle is that, as Jay Rosen puts it, "We're going backwards in our ability to have a conversation with the Washington Post."  The Post circles its wagons against the barbarians …
Terry Teachout / Wall Street Journal:
A Hundred Books in Your Pocket  —  The e-book will transform reading — and writing  —  NEW YORK — The e-book is back.  So are the technophobes who swear it'll never catch on.  They were right last time, and they might be right this time, too.  Sooner or later, though, they'll be wrong — and when they are, your life will change.

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