Watched the Dodgers lose to Arizona tonight. Phillies had already beaten Florida. Arg! This was an important chance to pick up a game and we didn't do it. Could be the season's turning point. As usual the Dodger staff only gave up a few runs, and as usual the Dodger batters had trouble scoring themselves. I tell you it is hard work rooting for this club...
So, did you watch the WNBA finals? You didn't! Do you know they were on? Did you care? Do you even know what the WNBA is? Can you spell WNBA? Nah, I didn't think so. Try as they might, women's professional sports just can't get traction. This is fundamental, and it has nothing to do with the quality of the athletes or the entertainment value. It has to do with the difference between men and women. Really.
I see TimeWarner is dropping "AOL" from their name. So be it. Won't change anything, but it indicates the underlying mindset.
Interesting article on Marketwatch about Friendster, which really seems to be gaining mental traction. What is the business model? Don't know - yet. But there's clearly a "there" there.
And speaking of "there"s, Wired does another 'Tivo revolution' article, The Fast-Forward, On-Demand, Network-Smashing Future of Television. Interestingly it seems like the real business model to exploit this obviously huge sea change in consumer behavior has yet to materialize.
And one more "there" - skype. Rhymes with hype, and boy does it have it. This is a P2P service which enables realtime voice chat. Apparently it is pretty cool, I need to try it...
What did you do as a college freshman? Did you make a fusion reactor? I didn't think so. Well Craig Wallace apparently did! Note this is not to be confused with unintentional attempts at chemistry found in many freshman refrigerators.
The 52nd Carnival of the Vanities is up, on its creator Bigwig's site Silflay Hraka, marking the one-year anniversary of this movable feast featuring bloggers from all over. A great way to meet new blogs, check it out!
Apple announced a new 15" Powerbook, to match the Yao/MiniMe 17"/12" models. It looks really nice (but no more titanium). They also announced a cordless bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Now that's the future...