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In case you were wondering where Marc Andreessen got the material for his continuing blog series on startups, it looks to me like a lot of it probably came from his experience with Opsware -- which has just been bought by Hewlett-Packard for a whopping $1.6-billion in cash. As Marc describes in his post, the…
Kurt Vonnegut was already fairly famous by the time I became a fan -- which would have been in my late teens -- but I still felt like someone who had discovered a cool, underground band that no one else was into. His books weren't quite science fiction, and weren't quite fantasy, but a weird…

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Wow, time really flies, doesn't it? It appears that today is the 25th anniversary of the first computer "virus" to be observed in the wild. And we know that because Rich Skrenta -- now co-founder and CEO of Topix -- got a call from an enterprising reporter who remembered that Rich created that virus, the…

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Occasionally I like to break free from the Web 2.0/blogosphere-centric focus of this blog, just for the heck of it (I think the last time was when I posted a photo slideshow from my vacation in Florida back in the spring, which I cleverly justified by claiming I was demo-ing Bubbleshare). This one was so…

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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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