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Saturday, August 19, 2000
Incestuous Blogarithmia
"Way down south in the land of cotton..." Dave Winer deserves a big hug for this one. Links to links to links to links -- we'll break this Internet thing yet. Keep those cards and letters coming boys and girls!

3:58 PM | link |

Boring Business Systems
On those rare occasions when we encounter it, we always appreciate Truth in Advertising. "...we know how to provide quality products and expert service at a reasonable price like no one else. Now you know why we say 'Boring Means Business.'" Yeah, and vice versa. Here's a tasteful sponsor link guaranteed to make any web page look more professional! Who says they need to pay you?

1:22 PM | link |

Newsflash! The Net is Not Television!!!
The Economist reports: "The media business has invested a lot of money and hope in the Internet over the past three years. So far, it has been a disappointment." Let us now shed a tear for AOL/Time Warner.

1:09 PM | link |

News Isn't Always Journalism
"'Information is anything that can be copied, and the Internet is the world's largest copy machine,' digital commentator Kevin Kelly said... 'What becomes valuable is what can't be copied -- trust, attention, integrity, relationship, brand." Wise journalists will find ways to explain and market such assets, both inside their institutions and outside, to the public they serve. They'll also work to reinterpret those old values for a new era, to find new ways of winning trust, maintaining integrity, attracting attention. That's the tricky part: knowing what to hold onto and what to let go." Yeah, and it's especially tricky because, even when you let go of it, bullshit tends to stick to your hands.

1:05 PM | link |

Thursday, August 17, 2000
MeansBusiness: Free Concept Suite
Amaze your friends! Pretend you've read entire books that, in fact, you wouldn't waste five seconds on, even if you could read. Great for the speaking circuit or the bullpen. Start quoting the latest claptrap from Major Business Blabbermouths today!

4:28 PM | link |

Free Pint reviews that book
This UK site reviews the book that dares not speak its name, and says some pretty cool shit, including: "They preach with the conviction of TV evangelists and the humor of the local comedy club."

3:43 PM | link |

Gonzo Marketing Cover Art
Well, the book isn't finished yet (a little understated hyperbole there), but at least it now has a cover. I'm not entirely sure about this -- to my eye it looks way too conservative. Seth was happy to suppy the blurb though, so that's one big plus. Let me know what you think.

2:40 PM | link |

gordon coale
"I was never sucked into chat rooms or their ilk. No gaming online or off. Not even enduring modem downloads for MP3s. But RageBoy has undone me. I have been sucked into weblogs. aaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!" Gordon writes in mail: "I met you at the Cybercafe on Whidbey Island (north of Seattle) at a Cluetrain Manifesto reading. I do a webcast called TestingTesting -- a webcast of live music from my living room. We also do some spoken word. We want to explore the possibilities of this new medium and to not view it as 'radio' or a 'concert' and the preconceptions that people have of them. The early days of radio and TV were the same -- repurposing vaudeville for radio and repurposing radio and the stage for TV." Have a look.

11:35 AM | link |

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
IBM in Pact With Evil One
I've been up for two days now and I'm crazy. Christ, I am so bored with email I could scream. Not that I don't get fabulous email. It's just, it's just... I miss playing soft jazz and talking about forests in Siberia. what if there were life on Mars? only underground. watching us. taking notes. saying my god, look what they're up to now. but there is only the wind. there was thunder this afternoon. I almost called you up to say stop that! but you probably wouldn't have copped. who me? you'd say, all coy. you must be dreaming. I must be.

5:45 PM | link |

Mayhem at the movies
If the music industry liked Napster, the movie industry is just gonna fucking love DivX ;-). Why is the acronym smiling? For one thing, this video compression CODEC has been downloaded over three million times since its February release. The article suggests that piracy of commercial films could be a possibility. You think? Well damn, there goes the neighborhood.

7:35 AM | link |

Monster Rock Blowout
Until September 15, you can score classic rock CDs for as low as $7.99. Why are we telling you about this amazing Amazon sale? Because we need the money to pay off the useless shit we just bought there, that's why. Also, we wanted to test how low we could stoop for a buck. How're we doing?

7:05 AM | link |

Slick New EGR Search Page
Indexing and results courtesy of Atomz.com, which is well worth checking out. Of course, searching EGR can lead to unpalatable discoveries. But as Voltaire said, "If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something new."

4:45 AM | link |

Monday, August 14, 2000
Will Kreth
Will is an old pal. Veteran of Prodigy (don't laugh, there were cool people there until Sears and IBM chased them all off), Time Warner (ditto AOL), and all kindsa startups. Now he's blogging away just so you can keep in touch with the nether recesses of his head. Have a look. Get acquainted.

4:35 PM | link |

Sunday, August 13, 2000
Silence is Gold
This Business Week piece tells how "companies can track down their cyber-critics -- A new service allows corporate spinmeisters to retaliate against outspoken citizens with 'reeducation' efforts -- or worse."

8:09 AM | link |

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