From the monthly archives:

January 2008

Nicholas "The Voice of Doom" Carr has another one of his periodic columns about how the Internet is ruining everything, and in it he manages to somehow yoke together the evils of GPS navigation systems (because they send people through small villages, apparently) and surfing webcams. What do they have in common? Well, they're both…

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(This is a column I wrote that appeared in the Globe today. I'm reposting it here for anyone who might have missed it). Want a snapshot of an industry in crisis? Take a look at the music business right now. If you can see any signs of a coherent strategy, feel free to e-mail me…

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Patrick Ruffini at Tech President has a great post about Twitter starting to become a news-delivery system, a post I came across because it was linked to by Josh Catone over at Read/Write Web, who says Twitter is becoming a "platform for serious discourse." Not all of what we see on Twitter is serious discourse,…

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Okay, so the guys behind Uncov -- the hilariously snarky and bitchy tech site that reminded me of Suck (for those whose memories extend back to the first bubble) -- have launched their own tech company: a personalized news aggregator called Persai that is currently in beta. Why do I have the overpowering feeling that…

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Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal, did the opening keynote at the National Association of Television Program Executives in Las Vegas and talked about how -- surprise, surprise -- the industry is "under pressure." I'll bet that got some big laughs. It's probably also not that surprising that he didn't spend much time talking about…

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