- there are 3 regions in the world that don't have major cellular infrastructures, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea. We're taking care of both Iraq and Afghanistan, while the North Koreans are intent on continuing their march back to the 19th century. They have now banned mobile phones totally, and they are building a barbed wire fence along their border with China to prevent smuggling. via techdirt
- wow, researchers in Japan have achieved 300mbs downstream with 4G technology. It's still in the labs, but could leapfrog 3G if it gets into the market in the next 2 years.
- mark your calendars for June 21, that's the launch date for the first commercial manned spaceship launch. Anyone know when the Space Shuttle is going to fly again?
- I am so on this bandwagon, open source ERP. I think it's only a matter of time before enterprise apps see mainstream open source competitors. GNUCash is an excellent accounting package, and their are at least 20 more projects to chose from. Commercial vendors, including my employer, will continue to enjoy a very large share of the market, but the shift I'm seeing in how software is sold and delivered compels me to view the open source projects as the big winners in terms of sequential growth. It's going to take a company, like Red Hat, to legitimize these projects, but it will happen.
- here's a quick recap of the Inbox conference, it's all about email and how's it's not working anymore.
- bloggers making money running ads... I've been thinking about using Google syndicated ad-sense, or whatever the hell it's called, but not sure I can do this inside of Typepad. I really need to bite the bullet and go to a full-blown MT server.
- Acer, a large supplier of tablet PC technology, conceded that it's going to take a lot more work before these things go mainstream.
- VC madness, the wireless email market. via Stefan
- M$oft gets the patent for "double-clicking". What can I say, except that this is a crowning example of how the US PTO is failing us.
- WSJ has a great piece on M$oft's plan to license it's patents
- bummer, VCBuzz is shutting down.
- Wikis for group communication. I think that the combination of wikis, blogs, and social software represent a new threshold in knowledge management and communication technology. Just have yet to see the right mix of the 3 techs in one deal, but when it happens, look out.
- prepping RSS for primetime. I very much agree with the multi-channel comment.
- the new communications ecosystem where the barriers between technology and telecom are breaking down.
- I saw these things on Amazon called Plogs... they are personalized blog links. I'm still trying to figure out what value they have, but it's definitely another example of blogs going mainstream
- sweeet, Dodge is bringing the Charger back. Most of you in the same age bracket as myself will remember the Charger from the Dukes of Hazard tv show.