A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

October, 2005

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    I'm Glad He Said It, Not Me

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    Dave Winer had an unpositive reaction to Google's latest try at understanding blogs, mentioning that it " appears not to have been touched by human beings before it was introduced to the world ." Ouch.
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    This Job May Make You Go Blind

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    I have no further comment on this one . OK, maybe one comment. But I'll keep it to myself. OK, I won't: Geez, guys, what were you thinking? And what's worse is the comment from their supervisor: "The officers didn't cross that line of engaging in intercourse...
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    Does This Mean Two-Minute TV Shows?

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    A hybrid microwave/TV .
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    Gilder-stern is Dead

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    Charles Fitzgerald eloquently puts George Gilder in his place.
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    Why ning?

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    Not to complain or anything, but I don't get Ning . For the past fifteen minutes, I've been clickning through hotornot-like scenarios. Some of them are hysterical (try "Which driver has the smaller penis?") and some are mundane (Which is the better beer...
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    Superplatforms and Commodities

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    I'll continue one argument I was having with Jon in the open, just to see what happens. The premise: Open collaboration can relentlessly commoditize things that require a lot of work -- like deep integration -- just because it can mobilize the resources...
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    Why I Blog About Meaningless Things

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    I was having an email conversation with Jon Udell the other day about the concept of the "superplatform." The first time I saw the term, it was in a Burton Group report claiming that Microsoft had a pretty good one. <aside> I've been at Microsoft...
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    As Seen on TV

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    A couple of weeks ago, my wife was on Jeopardy. Of course, I joined her, flying to LA to watch the taping of the show. In the process, I learned a few things: The show organizers recommend you stay at the Ramada. I recommend you don't. My feet didn...
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    Just Read It for the Last Paragraph

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    It's this kind of humor that I find the best -- something hovering on the irony/satire line.
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    The World is a Strange Place

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    Though not much for art, and definitely not much for graffiti, I'm dying to give the FatJab a try.
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    Security Signoff

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    Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 just passed their final security review in preparation for launch. This is yet another gate these products pass on their way to shipping: a complete review by the Secure Windows Initiative Team. I can almost...
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    March Toward Launch

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    Yesterday, our customers signed off on our release candidate. In case you don't know, the VS and .NET Framework development teams have a customer board building applications on our beta software and we need them all to say we're good to go before we can...
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    Seattle No Longer the Lap Dance of Luxury

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    Seems the city council decided that lap dances were bad. Now, I'm not a big attendee at strip clubs, so I don't know if this is a big deal. But c'mon fellas: don't we have something important to think about like how we can get yet another monorail bill...
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    Call It 32 Inches

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    My father in law walked up the street to a construction site where they were lowering a house back onto its new foundation and asked them how far apart to place the foundation bolts. Turns out that the builders didn't know where to make the foundation...
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    Nuts, Bolts, and Fathers-in-Law

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    My father-in-law is in town. Ostensibly he's here to spend time with my wife, but when a guy shows up at my door and hands me a DeWalt belt sander, I know that he's really here for some quality tool time. See, that's what happens when you spend too much...
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