Yahoo – Sun defends Java platform investment: “The company says it makes money by building services and hardware systems around Java, which it manages in a semi-open process.” I’m certain that Sun has generated business as a result of Java. It has been good for them both in terms of marketing, and in terms of providing technology that enabled developers to use their systems.
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The Doomsday Algorithm is a neat diversion (or party trick, depending on your frame of mind). It helps you figure out the day of week based on the date for any month and any year. Clearly, this was created by someone (Conway) who likes finding patterns in things.
Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power: “Of the 100 largest economies in the world, 51 are corporations; only 49 are countries (based on a comparison of corporate sales and country GDPs).” This is important stuff to be aware of. In a way, every dollar you spend is a vote. If you don’t approve of how a company operates, you should vote for another company whose ideals are more like yours.
From MSNBC: The Reviewer Who Wasn’t There: “The studio plastered Manning’s raves over at least four different movie advertisements, including ‘Hollow Man’ and ‘Vertical Limit.’ But Manning’s own life story should be called ‘Charade,’ because he doesn’t exist.” Amazing. The article makes the point that studios regularly manage to get the quotes they want.
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If you’re curious about the goal of this site, check out this article.
Why would you care what I write? For the same reasons you would care what anyone writes: you find the topic interesting, or the opinions resonate or dissonate with you. My purpose with this site is not to build some gigantic audience that I can “monetize”. My goal is to have a place where I can keep a journal of things that are interesting to me and thoughts that come to me along the way. Perhaps some of those thoughts will be interesting to others and we’ll get some discussion going… but given my real goal for this site, I’m basically guaranteed to succeed.
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Welcome to WeWriteOnline, a site where I (and others) can write online.
The site is divided into streams of thought:
- The Techstream is about technology
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- The Lifestream is about (yep), life!