ICANN punts… and scores!

Responding to ICANN‘s call for comments, I submitted a comment asking ICANN to reject the proposed changes to WHOIS. And they listened. Actually, I doubt that it was my comment that made the difference, but kudos to everyone who took the time to give their input, even those that disagreed with me. (Note that link […]

The future

Future from xkcd.com That about sums it up sometimes, doesn’t it?

Open comment to ICANN on WhoIs changes

If you haven’t already, you might considering reviewing the current proposed ICANN changes to Whois and consider sending in your comments. Mine follow. In short, the proposed changes are more than morally questionable, they undermine the core infrastructure that keeps the Internet working. (Many thanks to Doc Searls for pointing me to this issue.) Dear […]

Midland Accent

Doc Searls points me to this accent test. Tells me I’ve got no accent. Hmph. What American accent do you have? Your Result: The Midland   “You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, […]

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

Steven Gary Blank’s The Four Steps to the Epiphany Review I’ve read a lot of startup books and been involved in several efforts of varying success. Blank’s book is the first how-to-guide that provides clear, unequivocal directions for taking a brilliant product idea and turning it into to a successful, thriving company. Fans of Geoffrey […]

Change of Ages

David Hull recently responded to my post-Information Age article suggesting that we are in fact, just at the end of the beginning rather than the end of the Information Age itself: I like the article, I like the argument, but I don’t quite like the conclusion. As Churchill said, this is not the end. It […]

Working for a living…

Thanks Jamie Rubin for a nice little video: Difficult jobs My job is always challenging and difficult but it’s nothing compared to what this guy does everyday. I have no idea where this video comes from but it’s fascinating. (via B.L. Ochman)

Two explosions hit San Francisco on Market St near Van Ness

While in a conference call just now, my colleague was summarily ushered out of his building in San Francisco as two small explosions caused white smoke to billow out from manholes on Market Street near Van Ness.  Safety crews are on the scene and it seems to be clearing up. Thought you might want to […]