Bigwig considers whether Scott Peterson should be tried for the murder of his unborn child. This gets back to the ongoing debate about when a fetus becomes a person. At conception? At birth? Or somewhere in between...
Want to surf the web from your wrist? Check out SPOT, Microsoft's new technology to enable small personal and household electronics to receive and display information from the Internet. Now you can check my blog anywhere you happen to be :)
Toshiba announced a Media Center laptop, wow. This means you can watch TV, and even "Tivo" TV, from your laptop... Meanwhile Sony has announced a whole bunch of new desktops with multimedia capabilities. Looks like Dell and HP don't have the market to themselves, yet.
Are you in the matrix? Nick Bostrom proves that it is far more likely you are a simulation than that you are real. Fascinating! "Given that humans don't go extinct in geologically short time, eventually computer capability will allow complete simulation of the human cortex. Consequently, there must be far more simulations running in future millennia than seconds since you were born. Thus its astronomically more likely you are a simulation than real..." [ via Slashdot ]
Joel Spolsky: Fixing Venture Capital. "There are certain fundamental assumptions about doing business in the VC world that make venture capital a bad fit with entrepreneurship." This is a great overview of what's wrong in the VC world, but the title is a little misleading, because Joel doesn't really suggest any changes. Except maybe a generic "pick better companies to invest in".
Andrew Anker considers contextual advertising: "Consumers have one of two modes when they visit websites: browse or search... contextual advertising is extremely effective when a user is in search mode but a needless distraction in browse mode." I think he nails it. How would you feel if I hosted ads on this blog, eh?
I just got a tee shirt that says "I'm blogging this". Shirley said, "I'm going to put that on your tombstone". Now that would be cool.