My words seem a lot more official when they are put into a well-designed PDF file. Here's my Corporate Weblogger Manifesto. That was done by the ChangeThis folks. They are collecting manifestos from people trying to change the world. Great stuff!
Josh Ledgard got Slashdotted today and then takes the trust issue head on.
If you haven't been to I Love Bees, play around. It's already a cult favorite. I've heard about it dozens of times in the past two weeks.
Hmm, yesterday was the ninth anniversary of Windows 95 going on sale. Channel 9 winfans start a thread.
Ahh, the good old days. Here's a story for you. I downloaded a new build of Windows 95 (I was on the beta) every week or so. In the first part of the beta I was using a 14.4 modem, later I upgraded to a "speedy" 28.8. Kilobits per second, not megabits of today's cable modems. I'd start downloading on a Friday afternoon and it'd be ready to install sometime on Saturday afternoon.
What happens when you add .NET to Firefox? You get FireTweaker -- adds 30 tweaks to the Firefox browser.
Ever wonder what it's like to get a job at a big company? Well, our HR department invited me over to spend a couple of hours talking about interviewing. The third part, just posted today, was a mock interview where we did a whiteboard code session so you could see how the interviewer and interviewee think through an interview question.
I've interviewed a couple times at big companies now and find the process is similar to Microsoft's, so many of the tips are useful too.
Steve Gillmor: The G-Spot.
"Once the stock settles down and finds its trading range, Google’s owners, both public and private, can turn to the real battle ahead—control of the next generation operating system of the network."
Dare Obasanjo, on July 24: What is Google building?
"What if Google ends up building the network computer? They can give users the storage space and reliability to run place all their data online. They can mimic the major desktop applications users interact with daily by using Web technologies. This sounds far fetched but then again, I'd have never imagined I'd see a free email service that gave 1GB of free email."
Silicon Valley has wanted a thin-client to beat Microsoft for a long time. I remember talking with Christopher Warnock back in the mid-1990s (son of Adobe's founder of same name) about all the thin client dreams of people in the valley. Heck, Larry Ellison even started a company named "Liberate" (which he thought would "liberate the world from Microsoft").
Have things changed? Well, the day is coming when you'll be able to put a decent sized index of the Internet on your hard drive. Think about that one for a second.
Personally we have a few things up our sleeves too! By the end of 2005 you'll be able to deploy a .NET app for the same price as a Web page. But with dramatically different interaction capabilities.
Steve, you do draw an interesting world theory out there. Thanks for the link.
So, what do you think Google is up to? Certainly they have bigger plans than just ads on weblogs.