Kind of an interesting day today, had some good strategic discussions while working, got silversoaked*, and attended a cool art history exhibition at Megan's school. And blogged...
Well enough about me, let's see what's happening "out there":
Rant of the day, or of any day: Daily Kos' Kos notes newspapers are clinging to a dead business model for dear life. As I keep saying, this isn't their fault either, it is what it is... creating and selling bits is a tough business.
Apparently Wired magazine can't sell ads. Too bad, because [unlike newspapers] they would seem to have a product which is much better in print than online. But if they can't sell ads, they're going to be just as dead...
Speaking of wireless, the Palm Pre is launching on June 6, for $200 with a two-year plan. Yes of course I'm going to buy one, I've been waiting for six months! This is the must-have product of the year for me...
WolframAlpha has launched, and it looks pretty amazing. What's funny to me is that so much of the MSM insists on comparing them to Google; I can see parallels, but they're definitely doing something different to "search". (Henry Blodget has a particularly clueless take.) For one thing, WolframAlpha doesn't return links, it returns information.
Seth Godin helpfully explains the difference between Luxury and Premium. This *totally* makes sense to me, it is the difference between Maserati and Lexus. If you're trying to be either one you have to be clear on which one :)
Philip Greenspun: Ruby on Rails and the importance of being stupid. A tale of two servers... I love it.
Here we have a field guide to freeway interchanges. Very helpful, now you'll know what to call the thing you find yourself stuck in... when you're parked halfway between one freeway and another in the middle of a nest of ramps.