Fractals of Change: January 2006

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25 posts from January 2006

January 30, 2006

How MAPI Beat VIM (an historical footnote)

In a post on ZDNet today, David Berlind points out that Microsoft’s grip on the desktop market is due More...

January 29, 2006

Disrupting the Venture Capital Industry

All venture capitalists (VCs)  SAY that they like to invest in disruptive technology; some VCs (the best ones) actually do invest in disruptive technologies.More...

January 27, 2006

Fatah’s Final Failure

Imagine you’re a Palestinian.  You finally get to vote in a real election: multiple candidates, your finger dipped in ink, Jimmy Carter monitoring, the whole nine yards.More...

January 26, 2006

The World Economic Forum at Davos Continued

There’s an interesting blog by NY Times and International Herald Tribune reporters at Davos this year.&# More...

January 25, 2006

The Chinese Subpoena

I wonder what will happen when Google gets a subpoena from the government of China asking who was trying to access the censored sites.  Not sure what the procedures are there for challenging a government request.

Not to make light of either the thorny issue of the US subpoena - a cha More...

January 24, 2006

The World Economic Forum at Davos

You may have noticed that this week many news stories are being filed from Davos, Switzerland.  That is because the World Economic Forum (WEF) is being held there this year – as More...

January 22, 2006

Security vs. Privacy

This is one of those issues which is too important for partisanship, ad hominem attacks, or sloganeering.  It’s not an exaggeration t More...

January 21, 2006

Did You Come Here from Freakonomics?

If so, you probably mean to be at hackoff.com - the website from which you can read or listen free to the podcasts of More...

January 20, 2006

Vonage Out(r)age

[update: the problem was cleared up by the next morning.  I didn't wait up so don't know how long it took and there was no communication from Vonage on the forum or elsewhere I;ve seen acknowledging either the actual More...

January 19, 2006

Search Down Memory Lane

Was reading John Battelle’s excellent book More...

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