Scoble: Linux is not Microsoft's enemy. "OK, dummy, so if Linux isn't the main enemy of Microsoft, what is Microsoft's biggest enemy? Analog thinking." I hate to disagree with Robert, but I do. Analog thinking is the opportunity, not the enemy. Digital solutions are the future in many fields, offering efficiency and functional advantages, and the competitor in providing many of these solutions is Linux.
Steven Den Beste in WSJ: We won't back down. "The real reason we're in Iraq--and why we will stay."
The Onion has a great parody: Deficit-wracked Maryland calls it quits. Of course this could be written about California with no parody at all; our $38B deficit is not even funny. And it looks like Governor Davis is going to be called on it...
David Burbridge discusses the social issues of "growing old". This is actually the main reason why declining birth rates don't imply declining population growth. The U.N. usually misses this in their press releases about worldwide population...
Are senses a zero-sum game? This post on GNXP suggests that humans lost their sense of smell to make way for more acute vision... Interesting. Clearly senses are not quite zero-sum, but there is a "cost" associated with each sense and anything which was not helpful to survival would get selected out.
Bored with conventional sports? How about quantum soccer? "the aim is to shape the wave function of a quantum-mechanical “ball” so that the probability of it being inside one of the goals rises above a set threshold." And I thought Quiddich was cool :)
Southeast Airlines is offering free in-flight WiFi! Talk about the wave of the future. They are a small charter airline based in Largo, Florida. As part of the same service they are offering in-flight cell phone usage. This seems like such a no-brainer, I could easily see business travelers going well out of their way and paying significantly more for these services in-flight. [ via Boing Boing ]
Andrew Anker writes about the importance of PR. "... since PR has a difficult to prove ROI, it is becoming an unused tactic in these capital constrained times." A great point. And yet, getting "buzz" around your company and its products is as important as it always was.
And over here we have Darwinian Poetry. I am not making this up.
Adam Curry's QOTD from Sir Winston Churchill: "There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true." And the other 90% are not!