Adventures of a married, middle-aged father of three who thankfully has a job.
Reading List August 7, 2005
Web 2.0: It’s a Great Time to be an Investor (Venturepreneur Partners) – An article by a venture capitalist that explains how the Web is changing from a "medium where information is simply published and remains static, into a
platform where applications reside and services are distributed."
How to Write Using Stream of Conversation (Rexblog) – "I believe those of us who try to understand and interpret what is
taking place when social media intersect with traditional media often
place an emphasis on the idea that the article is the beginning of a conversation. However, reading Joi’s complete post, I’m reminded that an article (or post or story) comes mid-stream in the conversation."
The London Flypaper (Reason Express) – "Standard pro-war flypaper doctrine has all the young Muslims
flocking to Iraq to die for Allah, not staying home and trying to blow stuff up.
Pointing this out does not mean claiming that George Bush is to blame for the London bombing of 7/21 or 7/7,
the straw man that Bush supporters love to toss up."
Up in Smoke (New York TImes Magazine) – The Freakonomics guys look at what happened to crack cocaine.
Ostentatious Obscurity (Reveries.com) – Owners publicize their restaurant by making it a secret; unlisted phone number, no signs, hostess that denies its existence. Only in New York.
Rules of Success-The Path of Least Resistance (Blog Maverick) – Mark Cuban says that the secret to success is providing the path of least resistance, or in other words make things as easy as possible for customers, not yourself.