· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · June
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People-Ready Elephant · Every­one has heard about the People-Ready con­tro­ver­sy by now. John Bat­telle, sit­ting at the cen­ter of the stor­m, takes up the is­sue and sounds a de­fi­ant note: “But to sum up, I refuse to de­clare con­ver­sa­tion­al mar­ket­ing a bad idea be­cause of one storm.” ...
Mideast Roundup · In re­cent months the sit­u­a­tion in the Mid­dle East, par­tic­u­lar­ly on the Is­rael/Pales­tine fron­t, has man­aged to get con­tin­u­ous­ly worse. For the or­di­nary peo­ple there who are en­gaged in try­ing to have de­cent lives, this is an ap­palling and it seems end­less tragedy. One small sil­ver lin­ing is that the des­per­a­tion has pro­voked some com­men­tary from in­sid­ers on all sides that seems bet­ter, more ur­gen­t, less pack­aged, than usu­al. Quite a bit of this will prob­a­bly van­ish be­hind one pay­wall or an­oth­er, but if you want to be dis­turbed, de­pressed, and ed­u­cat­ed here are a few voic­es worth read­ing ...
東京 XI: Lounging · On the Tues­day evening be­fore I left, we had some pure fun, at­tend­ing the “Developer’s Lounge”, or­ga­nized by Sun but at­tend­ed by a menagerie of geek­s, ev­ery fla­vor. Think of a short un­con­fer­ence with free food and beer ...
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