A quick filter pass on my interstitial "week back" between Washington and Europe...
Yay, finally: European Collider Begins Its Subatomic Exploration. "After 16 years and $10 billion - and a long morning of electrical groaning and sweating - there was joy in the meadows and tunnels of the Swiss-French countryside Tuesday: the world’s biggest physics machine, the Large Hadron Collider, finally began to make subatomic particles collide."
Question of the year: When will IPO fans stop wearing bags over their heads?
Steven Fry interviews Steve Jobs in Time: Inside Steve's Pad.
On the cusp of the iPad's release, Dale Dougherty suggests the iPad needs its Hypercard. "What's missing today is HyperCard, or an equivalent tool that can be used to create a new wave of applications for the iPad. And if Apple isn't thinking about it, you'd expect that Adobe would be..." Huh, interesting point. New platforms often take off when there's a new tool that makes authorizing applications easier. VB enabled the PC, and as Dale points out Hypercard enabled the Mac.
Outrageously complicated Rube Goldberg machines compete for best of the year. With videos... I love it!
An interesting idea: Want me to read your email? Pay me... Certainly an interesting way to route around spam. Would you pay me to send me email? Ah, I didn't think so. Aye, there's the rub.
CNet: Sneak Peak: Pixar's 'Toy Story 3' a very big winner. "Let me just say it now: 'Toy Story 3' is fantastic. I saw an advanced screening Thursday night, and going back over the notes I took in the dark theater at Pixar's headquarters here, I find this that I wrote about a third of the way into the film: 'I already know it's a BIG hit.'" Cool. Toy Story 2 was one of my favorite movies, period. Can't wait!