A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

May, 2004

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  • A View from Elsewhere

    9GB Music with Random On

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    Start with something from Orff's “Carmina Burana,” then Bach Violin Sonata movement, Bach French Suite movement, something from West Side Story, a variation from Frederic Rzewski's “The People United Will Never Be Defeated,” and...
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    Ted Hu Responding to my Google IPO Post

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    I'm just going to pull his entire comment into the main blog because I thought it was interesting. Basically, economics is about decisions made to rationalize scarce goods against relatively unlimited human desires. It also suggests that in the...
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    On Google, Stock, and IPOs

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    Economics is for people who are smarter than I....
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    The Transparent Society

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    A few days ago, Jon Udell wrote about the transparent society . I remember having a conversation with him a long time ago about this idea -- the idea that none of us has any secrets. We all can know each others' financial situation, relationship situation...
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    Top Ten Windows Forms Applications

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    Recently, someone reforwarded me this CNet article on the “smart“ client -- a client that's not just rich, but also uses local processing power wisely, local resources (like the disk drive or peripherals), and can go online and offline smoothly...
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    What Is In a Name?

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    I've been wondering for a while about brands. It wasn't until last night I realized this meant I'd turned into a marketing person quietly over the last couple of years. But that's another matter. I look at Visual Studio, and I think to myself “productive...
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    Comedian Bob Smith

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    This evening, while browsing TV, I ran into a gay (very, very gay) comedian named Bob Smith on HBO. I tuned in about half way through and I started laughing. He had some of the best jokes (mostly about being gay) I've ever heard. Gems like, “The...
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