We had some ISP-related gotchas for a couple of hours, but we're now back up and running. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The NY Times has a retrospective on the tenth anniversary of the failed AOL-Time Warner merger. According to the Times:
"The trail of despair in subsequent years included countless job losses, the decimation of retirement accounts, investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, and countless executive upheavals. Today, the combined values of the companies, which have been separated, is about one-seventh of their worth on the day of the merger."
And drinking the leftover bottled water. And we will not speak of the shotgun you got as a looter-deterrent. Anyway, both Wired and the NY Times have a look back at the Armageddon that never materialized 10 years ago.
And for your listening pleasure ...
(Still can't get the lyrics right, even after all this time.)
Looking back: Engadget has a really meaty post titled "Ten years of BlackBerry". I'm not a BBerry fan -- I'm appalled at the software (including the Web browser) that I see on my boss' Curve -- but I can't wait to finish reading this article.
Wired reports that Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for Central California ruled last week that BitTorrent search engine isoHunt, as well as other torrent sites operated by Gary Fung, violates copyright.
(Rick, IÂm shocked -- shocked! -- to find that gambling is going on in here!)
Here's something I missed 2 weeks ago: the city has agreed to purchase the hardware from the failed Wireless Philadelphia project for $2 million. That's not a bad price, even considering that EarthLink, the service provider, couldn't even give it all away.
Philly's not going back into the ISP business, however:
I recently blogged about the not-so-top-secret Google phone that everyone (but me) seems to have seen and touched and worshipped.
Thanks to a moronic terrorist wannabe, The TSA has enacted more fun rules and regs for your comfort and protection on international flights: