From the monthly archives:

August 2006

Second Life and Half-Life

by Mathew on August 31, 2006 · 1 comment

Well, it was bound to happen. First it was retailers like American Apparel and Telus making their way into Second Life, the virtual world "game" from Linden Labs, then musicians like Duran Duran and Suzanne Vega, and now it's politicians. For whatever reason, former Virginia governor Mark Warner -- who wants to become the "fallback"…

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I don't often do this on my blog, but since several different blogs and news sites have mentioned the Washington Post's introduction of reader comments on news stories, I thought I would mention that the newspaper I work for in Toronto, the Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com) has allowed reader comments on every story we publish…

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Ryan Carson says he doesn't have time to use all those social apps like del.icio.us and Flickr and Digg, although he thinks they are cool, and Phil Edwards says that he likes them too but sees the phenomenon as appealing to a relatively small niche of Web geeks -- in his post, he says social…

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Does FOO Camp matter?

by Mathew on August 31, 2006 · 7 comments

It started as an inside joke among friends, but FOO Camp has turned into an "event" that seems to draw equal parts admiration and criticism, depending on whether you get invited to it or not. For those who don't know, FOO is short for "friends of O'Reilly" -- as in Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media,…

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WTF? Mike Arrington at TechCrunch has posted a copy of a letter he received from a lawyer representing Apple, who asked that CrunchGear -- Mike's new gadget site -- remove a video clip showing some elements of Apple's new Leopard operating system, which hasn't been released yet. The letter says: "Apple therefore requests that you…

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