From the monthly archives:

April 2006

Thanks for playing, Scott

by Mathew on April 24, 2006 · 3 comments

It's always fun when a rumour -- or a rumour-based news story, which is often the same thing -- gets poo-poohed by just about everyone, and then turns out to be true. It happened with eBay and Skype not that long ago, and now it's Scott McNealy's turn to put one over on The Register…

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According to a recent piece in the New York Post, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs -- now also known as the King of Digital Music -- is close to winning his battle against the four major record labels, a battle he has been fighting for the past year or so. On the face of…

Russell Beattie pulls the plug

by Mathew on April 23, 2006

I'm not sure why, but I don't really find it that surprising that Yahoo employee and mobility evangelist Russell Beattie has hung up his keyboard and closed the doors on his blog, even though he doesn't really give any reason for the decision. I guess I'm not surprised because it wasn't that long ago that…
Like a lot of people (judging by the links at memeorandum) I read the New York Times story on MySpace with interest, since it and Facebook are probably the poster-children for the whole online "social networking" phenomenon, or whatever you want to call it. Others -- such as Clickety-Clack -- have focused on the fact…

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Chernobyl, 20 years after

by Mathew on April 22, 2006 · 19 comments

April 26th is the 20th anniversary of the most horrific nuclear accident in history, when the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine blew up during a routine test, blasting the 1,000-pound roof of the main reactor building into the air and spreading radioactive waste over much of the northern part of the country and nearby Belarus. Some…

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