Thursday, November 14, 2002

Sprint PCS lays off 1,600
http://news.com.com/2100-1033-965855.html

Friday, November 08, 2002

I haven't contributed in a long time. I don't have internet access at home at the moment. Well, I have a dialup account from Pacific Bell, but I could get more reliable connections to the internet by standing outside and thinking about the internet.

Here are some recent headlines that have interested me...

Smart Carts from Safeway - Shopping carts that know what you've ordered in the past and where you are in the store and little displays that try to convince you to buy stuff...
http://news.com.com/2100-1017-963526.html

Excerpts from Curt Cobain's Journals - Born in Seattle and having lived most of my life near there, I was sort of a fringe Nirvana fan. I found this to be pretty interesting...
http://www.msnbc.com/news/823463.asp?0cl=cR

NASCAR? MEET POLICECAR - This is the police! Please pull to your car to the curb. And please watch Still Standing, Mondays at 9:30 on CBS. Ok, throw the keys out the window! You deserve a break today from McDonalds. But not us!
http://www.mediapost.com/eNewsletters.cfm?s=187084&Nid=2788

AOL: Drop the name, keep the company - I've been saying this for months...
http://www.forbes.com/home/2002/10/29/cx_ml_1029aol.html

DOJ sues to block DirecTV-Dish merger - Woo hoo! Finally a DOJ issue I can get behind.
http://www.tvinsite.com/broadcastingcable/index.asp?layout=story&doc_id=106501&display=breakingNews

ADA doesn't apply to websites - I kind of think this is a bummer. Someone sued Southwest because the person (who was blind) couldn't make their way around the website. Websites are the easiest thing to fix (versus buildings or printed materials) and I'm pretty bummed that the ruling came down this way. Don't get me wrong, I've been buying tickets on their website since 1996. Their website is pretty ugly to begin with and it doesn't seem like it would be hard to make it more accessible.
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-962761.html

A Merger Taken A-O-Ill... AOL sucks AOL sucks AOL sucks...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A53579-2002Oct19

AOL to restate earnings - not sure this is even still news...
http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_infobeat.asp?/news/825051.asp