Fractals of Change: May 2008

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15 posts from May 2008

May 29, 2008

Contrary Views at Telecosm – Part 2

Steve Forbes' economic advice would be (maybe is) a great help to anyone running for President even though he wasn't a successful candidate himself. He gave the keynote today at Telecosm 2008 which he and George Gilder sponsor. Below More...

May 28, 2008

Contrary Views at Telecosm – Part 1

"I'm a denier/Al Gore's a liar" were the lyrics of the song written and sung by Jeff Stambovsky, a "25 year Wall Street veteran turned songwriter and musician" and master of ceremonies at the More...

May 26, 2008

Opportunity Not Lost

Thomas Friedman in the New York Times:

"…More and more, I am convinced that the big foreign policy failure that will be pinned on this administration is not the failure to make Iraq work, as devast More...

May 23, 2008

Microsoft Live Search Cashback – 1 for 2

Tested Microsoft Live Search and its cashback feature today after praising it yesterday – maybe I should've reversed the order. Live Search was only one out of two in my very limited test.


May 22, 2008

Microsoft Live Search Pays You to Shop

If you can't win the game, change the rules. This isn't about Hillary Clinton, though; it's about Microsoft. Changing the nature of a business is called disruption and it's often a good thing for consumers but never good for incumbents. Google changed the rules of the advertising business to its More...

May 20, 2008

The Farm Bill

John McCain as quoted in The New York Times: "It would be hard to find any single bill that better sums up why so many Americans in both parties are so disappointed in the conduct of their government, and at ti More...

May 19, 2008

Vonage Talk – Better Than I Thought

Vonage Talk can receive phone calls that are dialed to your home or business Vonage phone. Vonage Talk is a new "Alpha" service from Vonage which creates the ability to link PC client software to a Vonage account. This capability points the way – still a long way – to the end of outrage More...

May 16, 2008

Vonage Talk – Looks Like a Good Deal

If you're a Vonage customer, Vonage Talk is a cheaper way to make calls to ordinary phones from your computer than Skype Out. All calls you make with Vonage Talk are billed at the rate of your Vonage account; if you have an unlimited account (24.95 plu More...

May 14, 2008

The Best is Yet to Come

Imagine that you had a magic parts bin with an infinite supply of instantly available free components for almost every function; just think what you'd be able to build! That nirvana is already available to those of us who "build" software. Computing power is cheap and getting cheaper; the price o More...

May 13, 2008

Vista and Internet Explorer: Ugh

The good news is that Internet Explorer in Vista has this feature called "Protected Mode" which "should" provide good protection from things that go bump in the night on the Internet. The bad news is that it mostly protects you from yourself. Most people I know turn protected mode off although it More...

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