Thursday, September 26, 2002

Is "Friends" really on its last season?
http://www.msnbc.com/news/813242.asp

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Are magazines a dying breed?
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/24/business/media/24ADCO.html
Sprint PCS sucks in San Francisco
http://www.epinions.com/content_76524326532/s_~na
Don't install the iWon prize machine! It adds a file called "AORNUM" to your startup. (BTW: AORNUM is means "Gates of Hades" in some other language.)

Also, this is fun... Soda or pop?
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~almccon/pop_soda/

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

This is ABCNN. Or not. Apparently Disney and AOL/TW have been in talks to spin-off and merge their news organizations? Weird. But not all that weird. I have a book I wrote in elementary school about a trip to the moon. On the moon I watched NBCBS News. So go figure.
http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/showcase/la-fi-abc24sep24.story
Spin control to Major Tom... Sprint PCS says it lost customers. On purpose.
http://news.com.com/2100-1033-958967.html

Sprint PCS sucks
http://www.epinions.com/content_76403543684/s_~na
and sucks some more
http://www.epinions.com/content_76365860484/s_~na

Yay, California... bans mobile spam
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-958789.html

Monday, September 23, 2002

I don't have a link for this, but apparently FX is mulling a show tentatively titled "American Candidate" where aspiring politicians would compete, ala "American Idol" to become the "People's Candidate" for President. Scary, or what?

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Stupid blogspot lost my template, so all of my pages will look funny. Funny, as in stylish, but not what I designed. I'll fix shortly. *sigh*
Sprint PCS's folly
The mistakes Sprint PCS is still making. (Also talks about other companies, but mostly Sprint PCS.)
http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/19422.html

Sprint PCS sucks
In Denver: http://www.epinions.com/content_75850944132/s_~na
No more Case! No more Case!
Could a name change follow an outster of Steve Case?
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-958351.html

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

WIRED thinks it's time to spin off AOL. I'm pretty sure that won't happen. Too many huge egos would be bruised. (Though I'd be happy to be wrong.)
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.10/aol.html
Fire Steve Case! Fire Steve Case!
Seriously, though... I don't like Steve Case. I think that AOL is overpriced, dumbed-down internet connectivity designed to keep people stupid. On the other hand, we bought Lori's mom a subscription and have been paying for it for over a year now because in Sacramento, they were the only ones who made it really easy and/or had local phone numbers for connectivity. So, by sheer size, they became the most convenient. And we always figured that when it came time to cancel AOL, we'd tell them to cancel the account and then cancel the credit card because everyone knows AOL doesn't cancel accounts.

But, now the shareholders are asking the board to dump Steve Case. It probably won't happen. Me? I voted against the AOL Time Warner merger. But lots of really stupid rich people (like Ted Turner) got greedy and voted yes. Their vote yes is what sank their stocks. Indirectly, the illegal or semi-illegal dealings within AOL didn't help matters, but it would be their problem and not collectively ours if those bozos hadn't voted yes. So, to quote Saturday Night Live, suck on it! I suppose "it" is open to interpretation, but for those of you offended, let me suggest that perhaps "it" is the bitter pill they're having trouble swallowing.
http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt.jsp?news_id=reu-n17199342-u2

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Woo hoo! Institutional shareholders are starting to challenge Case and ask for his removal...
http://www.msnbc.com/news/809070.asp

Monday, September 16, 2002

Hello... I've been on vacation. And I just haven't seen anything lately that's all exciting. I don't know if it's because I'm drifting further away from studio life, or if this downturn in the economy has produced less exciting stuff.

Anyhow, I do have one... I love this... basically, a bunch of financial institutions called meetings with companies that make IM software and said "Make these work together." Maybe they'll have the clout to make it actually happen. Would be nice....
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-957787.html

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

From Lori.... Journalists smuggle weapons aboard 14 flights and United Airlines whines because they're "breaking the law." Umm... yeah, I still hate United.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020904/ap_wo_en_po/us_airlines_smuggling_1
Using an old satellite to save the rainforests and make money... (note that MSNBC.com was broken at the time I posted this, but it's a good article, so if they're still broken, check back later... cursed 500 error!)
http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/798898.asp
GM: Give us back our cars. We want to crush them! Bye, bye, electric cars.
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/09/04/woe_to_ev1/index.html

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

N*STINK: No Space for You! Sorry, Bassman.
http://www.msnbc.com/news/802655.asp
An interesting story from Lori... basically, why some people made it out of the WTC and why some didn't... and the factors that made the difference.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/usatoday/20020903/ts_usatoday/4412365

And the newest trend? Ok, no article, because I made it up... but imagine this kind of level of customization and vanity... custom alarm tones for your car. C'mon Onstar, hook us up.