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“America Will Survive”

My club cancelled indoor soccer pickup at the last minute – so much for a much-needed blow-off-steam opportunity and some beers with a soccer buddy afterwards. So, fresh from listening to keynotes at Web 2.0 in SF, I found myself settling for a nice beer and catching up on the latest 1 trillion initiative with …

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Google vs Cable

Google may have lost the debate on whether they are violating their “do no evil” motto, but they’re still a friend of the small guy in other areas. Today they announced their Measurement Lab, an effort to make more data available for research on Internet performance issues. Hidden in this set of announcements is Glasnost, …

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Best Free Windows Antivirus Software, anyone?

I go hunting for truly free, yet decent, antivirus software for Windows, and I find four reasonable alternatives

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Program for the Future: Day 1

On the day celebrating the birth of the modern personal computer (summarized by main stream media as the invention of the computer mouse), i blogged from the seat next to Doug. I’m still digesting my thoughts from those two great days.

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Collective Intelligence

I’ll be attending the Program for the Future events on Monday and Tuesday, and blogging a bit about the events, as well as being on one of the panels. The conference is prompted by the anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s “mother of all demos” which took place on December 9th, 1968. The event itself is mostly …

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Virtualization meets Virtual World

World of Warcraft shows a new blend of the classical narrative – a mix of the linear personal viewpoint and the communal persistent world. It portends new forms of entertainment.

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Why Obama Won: It’s the Economy, Stupid

The day before the election, online odds-making markets peg Obama’s chances at 90%. But what’s more interesting is how correlated those odds have been with the stock market over the past year. If the market had not crashed, would Obama have won? (Update: McCain agrees: he pointed out in an interview today (12/14) that his …

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Election might be over at 4:35 PST

Two days before the election, yours truly correctly predicts that it will be over very early in the evening

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Apple TV 3.0 with Blu-ray and HD tuner (I wish)

A wish list for what Apple should (but won’t) announce for the Apple TV for this year’s holidays.

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What your Mother should have taught you about Entrepreneurship

I’m holding a talk today tonight at ACACES 2008 in lovely l’Aquila outside Rome. This posting is a placeholder for putting up information related to that talk and facilitating audience follow-ups.

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