Sunday, July 31, 2005

Outlook for Blogs

Michael Parekh writes about a service he'd like:

There are seven key features that this "Outlook for Blogs" should have:
1. It should be web based, not client software based. This way it's accessible via any PC, mobile device, phone, or other new internet-based gizmo that may come along down the pike.
2. The next key feature, especially if the service is offered by any of the four portal horsemen (YAGM, in no particular order)...MAKE SURE the service is NON-PARTISAN from a portal point of view. It needs to work and play nice with the major offerings from all the blogging services.
3. The user name to the "uber-blog" should be personalizable, accessible, from anywhere on the web and/or blog directories, if the user chooses. This is likely going to be their identity on the web, and a "personal-portal" for others to connect to them, again, if they so choose.

India - the Next Big Player

Perception and reality are two different things, of course, but they do influence each other. How India is perceived by the US (and vice versa) matters.

A significant shift in that perception is clearly visible, going by the writings of observers of the developing India-US relationship. John Mauldin’s Thoughts from the Frontline carries an analysis by George Friedman titled India the Next Big Player.


 An anonymous reader writes


"I've been working for a small development company for 6 or 7 years. My boss has always been a bit nuts but overall it hasn't been a bad experience. I recently accepted a great job offer for a technology position in a different industry. I gave my boss my notice this week, and while he initially was understanding, he has since starting making accusations of conspiracy, deceit, and has otherwise attempted to make me look bad in front of employees and long-time clients. (who, thankfully, also think he is nuts) I don't like to burn bridges, but I'm pretty sure he's already burned it to the ground, even threatening to withhold my final paycheck if I don't find a replacement before I leave. Is it worth sticking out the few weeks I already told him I worked or should I just cut my losses and leave early?"

Watch out Uncle Bill's next moves


Friday, July 29, 2005


PBS | I, Cringely . July 28, 2005 - Skyped

Can't believe that Skype was valued at $3.0 billion by Newscorp!... seems that bubble is coming once again.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005



Good comparison between different blog tacking websites like Technorati, Feedster, Bloglines etc.

Sunday, July 24, 2005