A few notes as I drink my coffee:
There will be a lot of buzz around Google's payment system. I totally think this is real. They will need a solution as they offer more consumer-to-consumer solutions - like their Video search - and they don't want to give that revenue to someone else. Completely understandable. Will they succeed? I think, no.
More on multi-dreaming. I now think this is more like cooperative multi-tasking than multi-processing. In my dream, I made an explicit decision to switch to the other dream. I actually think the brain's hardware can probably only handle one scenario at a time. This might explain why we only dream when we sleep, and it might even explain why we need to sleep. The downtime from the real world enables us to explore new scenarios.
Halley Suitt bemoans the fact that female standards of beauty are unnaturally thin. "Women are constantly served up visual images in women's magazines and TV and all media that they should look like skinny little girls." Is this as true as it was?
317 spams in the last 24 hours. Er, make that 321. Thank you, SpamBayes. However it isn't obvious why this won't increase without limit. If I received 3,000 spams in a day instead of 300, I might be able to handle it. 30,000, not sure. 300,000, now we have a problem. And especially since all 300,000 would pass through a mail server somewhere which has many more clients than just me. Since the incremental cost of sending spam is essentially zero, this might happen. Some sort of solution in the network is going to be required.
This will be an interesting week. I'm looking forward to Dave Winer's editor - to be announced at Gnomedex. Billed as "really simple groupware". I sort of get OPML, but I think I don't get the whole picture. But then, I didn't get RSS at first, either, and now I am a huge fan.