Monthly Archives: October 2005

China Blog List launches

China Blog List recently launched, and it’s a great way to find out what’s really going on there. The reputation of China is that it censors everything. And though they definitely censor a lot of things, for the most part they … Continue reading

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The Web 2.0 backlash continues

First Joel, now Charlie.

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Web 2.0 – there is no spoon

As usual, Joel nails it. Though I think there’s definitely something in the air lately and can understand why people want to put a name to it, it may be that naming it ends up ruining it, or at least … Continue reading

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Would you open mail from the Unabomber?

From the Department of WTF?! –  Kaczynski offers books to NU Africana library

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Context matters

Take a look at this re-made preview of The Shining for a great lesson on context (by way of Blair Warren).

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Shanghai – and you thought New York was big?

Whenever people ask me about China, I inevitably bring up Shanghai. It’s so incredibly huge and cosmopolitan. The only fair comparison in the US is New York. New York is more culturally diverse because so many ethnicities have established themselves … Continue reading

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Who’s more Eee-vil: BAT or North Korea?

This is rich: cancer-I-mean-cigarette manufacturer BAT has had a secret factory in North Korea (one of my strange obsessions)  for the last five years. I’m sure there’s a great, Jon Stewart-esque joke in this, but I’m too dim to find it. Hat … Continue reading

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Charlie’s 10 Steps

An excellent post from Charlie at Union Square ventures: 10 Steps to a Hugely Successful Web 2.0 Company  I’m working on a new venture right now, so this is very timely for me personally, and all the ideas resonate.

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Does Pierre Omidyar Know eBay Screws Good Samaritans?

Why does eBay screw good Samaritans running charity auctions for Katrina survivors? Maybe someone should tell Pierre.

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Rush Limbaugh dating a CNN anchor?

I generally refrain from discussing politics here, and this isn’t really a political post except that it’s about Rush Limbaugh. Media Matters for America says there’s a rumor that Rush Limbaugh is dating a CNN anchor named Daryn Kagan. I … Continue reading

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