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April 22, 2007

The best American understands America

The best American is not the American who has been here
the longest or the one who just arrived, it is the one who
understands the principles of America the best because
we are a country held together by ideas.

Rudolph W. Giuliani

April 19, 2007

Hard to be consistent

“It’s hard to be consistent when you are making it up every day.”

Barry Diller, IAC/InterActiveCorp (the Internet conglomerate)


Today, IAC has 64 companies, including LendingTree, TicketMaster,
HSN (formerly the Home Shopping Network), Ask.com, Match.com,
Evite, Citysearch and CollegeHumor. Although it generates more than
$6 billion in revenue, it is not particularly profitable and its assets,
with some notable exceptions like TicketMaster, tend to be second-tier.

See also Gehry critique.

April 14, 2007

Internet take 2

Stanford program: http://cleanslate.stanford.edu
Carnegie Mellon program: http://100x100network.org
Rutgers program: http://orbit-lab.org
NSF's GENI: http://geni.net

DJ Ted Stevens Techno Remix: "A Series of Tubes"

[Via < a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Rebuilding-the-Internet.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all">NYT]

April 3, 2007

Same song, different voice

Alanis Morissette, "My Humps"

April 1, 2007

India Today

The Ministry of Finance’s office building in central Delhi,
which also houses customs and economic officials, could
be an advertisement for the need for reform itself. The
elevators are etched with graffiti, wires protrude from
the ceiling and garbage piles up in corners of the hallway.
Outside, a troop of monkeys threads through parked cars,
stopping to eat discarded fruit.

-- [NYT]