All hail the iPhone?
26 July 2004
Will Apple make cell phones? Mike Davidson goes on record saying it'll happen in 2005. Fascinating.
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Welcome to Portland, sponsored by...
20 July 2004
Shortly after boarding one of Portland, Oregon's streetcars during a visit there last weekend, I heard what seemed at first to be a run-of-the-mill automated system announcement, made by one of those computerized voices that are becoming eerily hard to distinguish from human ones: "Next stop, Taylor Street."
But after a short pause, the voice added: "Sponsored by Whole Foods of Portland."
What? The streetcar stops are sponsored -- in Portland?
And it's not just the streetcar stops, I learned a minute later when the voice resumed, this time with out even a pretense of giving me important information about an upcoming stop: "This streetcar sponsored by Hoyt Street Realty."
I guess it's not hugely different than the print ads on the sides of busses common in many cities, but this certainly turns it up a notch.
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Why vote for Ralph Nader?
15 July 2004
In today's Examiner, Matt Gonzalez explains why he thinks voting for Ralph Nader is the right thing to do.
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One must put up barriers to keep oneself intact
12 July 2004
As nerdy as it is, I hereby proudly announce that I enjoyed the heck out of the Rush show I went to in Concord on Saturday night.
I used to be more of an actual fan than I am now. Yet even though a lot of the evening's fun was, how do you say, sociological in nature (look, that middle-aged dude in the lawn seats is totally air drumming!), I have to admit that Rush rocked.
Merlin Mann seemed to enjoy it too.
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Bloglines launches redesign and new "Clip Blogs" feature
8 July 2004
Bloglines earlier this week launched a new "Clip Blogs" feature, which allows users to instantly publish their own comments on the blogs they read at the site. An improvement on an already great product!
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