Do you continue to find yourself drawn to "watching" the war? I do... The Command Post and The Agonist are my regular stops, along with the BBC Reporter's Log. The Strategy Page is good too (today's offering: Top Ten Myths about the War in Iraq). But enough of that! I've decided you probably don't need war news from me.
Interesting article in Business Week: Hollywood Needs a Digital Story Line. Reading between these lines, Hollywood studios are ripe for a disruptive technology attack. The combination of the growth of broadband Internet connections and improvements in compression technology threaten the carefully timed release of movies on different media (theaters, rentals, pay-per-view, broadcast).
I talked to a friend today about Silicon Valley. He lives in San Francisco, and is a consumate technologist. I'd regard him as a SV insider, but he's considering moving! Boston and L.A. are two possibilities... The factors are: overall malaise in the technology industry, real estate glut (commerical) and bubble (residential), lack of new investment, bad environment for creative new ventures. I wonder if this happened in the 80s, too? Seem to be a number of data points where smart creative people are leaving SV for other places... Of course, smart creative people were what made SV in the first place.