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Friday,  05/02/03  08:31 AM

A little morning bloggin' while reading the news...

Victor David Hanson needs a blog!  But in the meantime he writes articles for NRO, and others link to him; a kind of virtual blog.  Anyway, his latest Geriatric Teenagers is right on the money, as usual.  The Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis is so full of contradictions you hardly get credit for pointing them out, unless you write as well as Victor...  [ via VodkaPundit ]

So, are you in a hurry to try Windows Server 2003?  I didn't think so.  Isn't it interesting that many companies figure "thrice burned, twice shy"?  According to C|Net, 60-70% of U.S. companies are still on NT 4, and are in the process of upgrading to Windows 2000 (which came out three years ago).  Gartner is quoted as saying they don't expect many Windows 2000 customers will upgrade until around 2005.

Did you see this story?  A mountain climber pinned by boulders for five days freed himself by amputating his own arm with a pocket knife.  Wow.

Finally, let me be the 2 millionth blogger to comment on Why Blogs Haven't Stormed the Business World.  So, the premise is foolish.  Why would blogs storm the business world, anyway?  We're talking about a personal publishing tool, not something to boost productivity.  The essence of the complaint seems to be "it is too hard to separate the information from the style".  But that is the fun of blogs!  They're personal!  This is why I don't like RSS aggregators (even really cool ones like SharpReader and my new favorite NewsGator): the personal style of the site doesn't come through.  If you want information exchange, use spreadsheets...

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