In the next few weeks I’ll be speaking at two different conferences, one on each coast. On March 21, I’ll be talking about how to navigate the waters when two developer communities are working together at the Evans Data Developer Relations conference in San Jose. I had a great time speaking there last year with […]
Adobe had an all-hands meeting today and I was privileged enough to hear Adobe’s founders speak as part of the event. I was very much struck by John Warnock’s closing exhortation to us. Urging us not to be afraid of competition, he said: “The future is yours. Invent it.” It’s hard to write about that […]
High gas prices are bad, but as the Wall Street Journal reminds us, it could be a lot worse. At least I have a kitchen full of groceries and the ability to keep it that way. For the world’s poor, the situation is getting worse. Surging commodity prices have pushed up global food prices 83% […]
Audio historians have found a set of French “phonautogram” recordings from 1860 that predate Thomas Edison’s recordings by more than 10 years. On a digital copy of the recording provided to The New York Times, the anonymous vocalist, probably female, can be heard against a hissing, crackling background din. The voice, muffled but audible, sings, […]
7 MVPs 31 All-Stars And yes, even a couple of my much-loved NY Mets. (Lenny! How could you?) This is a sad, if not-unexpected, day for baseball fans. Oh, and one other, unrelated, number – tonight Akismet blocked the 1,001st piece of spam since I switched to WordPress.
There will be no more encores for stellar tenor Luciano Pavarotti. I had the pleasure of hearing Pavarotti live once, years ago, in New York. The world will not soon see his like again. UPDATE: Yahoo has a nice aggregation of news reports, obituary notices, etc.