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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
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 …
Darren Rowse / Blog Tips at ProBlogger:
How Not to Launch a Blog - The story of an Amateur Blogger  —  I've been a little hesitant to talk about this on ProBlogger but in the last two hours I've had 30 emails about it so thought rather than responding to each one personally I should make a statement before things go much further.
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.
Discussion: IP Democracy, B2Day and unmediated
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.
Torres Talking:
OQO  —  At the Naked Conversations party last night, some dude had one of the nifty new OQO PCs.  I got to take a look at it (Tablet enabled!) along with a bunch of tricked out Sprint PPC-6700s and Cingular 2125s.  I think there were almost as many Windows in the house as on the house.
Discussion: RetroSight and What Is New
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 …
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.
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
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?
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The Zen of Business Plans  —  In my day job, I not only hear a lot of PowerPoint pitches, but I also read a lot of business plans.  The PowerPoint pitches explain my Ménière's disease, but the business plans explain my recent need for reading glasses.
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
A sleazy QuickTime trick  —  In a perfect world, we'd be able to choose one media player for everything.  In the real world, we need two or three media players to handle the mix of incompatible and proprietary formats available on the Web.  So, although I don't use QuickTime often …
Discussion: TechBlog and OpsanBlog
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
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?
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

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