A day of football, as I watched the end of the college games from yesterday and three pro games from today. Whew. Good thing I have two Tivos and two Slingboxes, so I didn't have to leave my computer :) How great is it to be able to work while "watching"? Don't answer that.
Play of the weekend, week, month, or year: USC's Damian Williams takes a short pass from Matt Barkley and bursts through the Arizona State secondary for 75 yards and a touchdown, but the last 5 yards were a dive along the sideline, ending with a midair touch of the football to the pylon as he was going out of bounds. Incredibly athletic move. 'SC barely survived and is barely alive for the Pac-10 title, as Oregon and Cal both lost.
I must tell you, I OD'ed fully on commercials. Yes I was Tivoing so No I didn't watch them, but I had to keep skipping through them, how annoying. I think the networks have responded to lower CPM prices by increasing the number of commercials per millisecond. If you didn't have a Tivo, you'd kill yourself.
James Surowiecki on price wars: Priced to Go. Interesting analysis, sometimes a seemingly negative sum game is worth playing, especially if you're a big company playing several games in parallel.
Quote of the day from Villainous Company, a great blog I discovered via Instapundit: "Everyone likes the Marines because they unapologetically like to kill bad people."
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the mainstream media is dying. "Every once in a while you get to see a mainstream outlet cover a story right alongside a blog, so you can put them up against each other and see why one was so much better than the other." This is so true.
Scoble says the new Droid fails as a product compared to the Palm Pre and iPhone. And Adam Curry is more succinct: Droid sucks. These are both guys I would have expected to be squarely in the middle of Droid's target demographic. Huh.
Interesting: Slashdot reports HTML5 viewer for YouTube, no flash required. Huh, wonder if this is the future? Video seems to be single-handedly keeping Flash relevant.
Weird and wonderful news from the Trizilla (BOR90) camp, as they unveil a new hard wing mainsail! No wonder they weren't that concerned about losing their $10M mast the other day... Can't wait to see this one on the water.