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Thursday,  01/03/08  09:34 PM

Man, it is cold here.  And windy.  Rain threatens.  What is this, winter?  Not a good thing for bike riding, that's for sure, and therefore not a good thing for Holiday Season recovery :)

So, Huckabee and Obama have huge night in Iowa.  And Clinton finished - gasp! - third, behind Edwards, while Thompson finished - not really gasp - third, behind Romney.  The real news here is that Clinton is finished, and perhaps also that Romney is weakened.  Nobody thinks Huckabee will win - he's too religious - and nobody thinks Edwards will win - he's too lightweight.  I think this could mean Obama is the Democratic candidate.  And that either McCain or Giuliani will be the Republican.  Interesting.

Yesterday I linked, and today I'm doing it again.  If you're going to support someone, you should at least be informed about what they think, right?  I was amazed to discover that I disagree with Obama on virtual everything, for example; so as a presumptive Democrat I will probably not vote for the Democratic candidate.  Same thing happened to me last time with John Kerry.  Is there a moderate Democrat in the house?

Are you sitting down?  Are you holding any sharp objects?  You will not believe this, but I am looking forward to a TV show.  Yes, Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles, looks like it will be pretty cool.  My Tivo is ready, we'll see whether it lives up to the hype...

Also in the "you won't believe this" category: Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore is Going Nuclear.  "In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots.  That's the conviction that inspired Greenpeace's first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.  Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change."  Excellent, I think this is a trend...

I saved this link from June; Marc Andreessen explains Why there's no such thing as Web 2.0.  "But here's the problem...  Web 2.0 has been picked up as a term by the entrepreneurial community and its corollaries in venture capital, the press, analysts, large media and Internet companies, and Wall Street to describe a theoretical new category of startup companies.  Or a 'space', if you will...  But there is no such thing as a 'space'."  He nails it, IMHO.  Keep this in mind as you're reading about Facebook or MySpace, and how they're the next Big Thing.

Similar to Mike Arrington's rant on TechCrunch, about how Silicon Valley could use a downturn.  And that was back in May.  The corner has not yet been turned.


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