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Thursday, May 02, 2002

Journalistic Rules

Tonight, as I was going through my news aggregator, I stumbled into some filth from a site that I had previously subscribed to because of other topics. The filth I got was so bad that it will make me question anything else I get from that individual on any subject.

I've posted this before: The Constitutionís First Amendment allows the media to print or say almost anything. Journalismís First Principle should require that the media be scrupulous in deciding what that will be. It's from Warren Buffett's 2000 letter to shareholders.

New found personal publishing freedoms ought to be subject to this same principle!

8:56:14 PM     Comments[]

Berkshire Hathaway's 2002 Annual Meeting...

is tomorrow. I'm at a software conference in Atlanta. Where would I rather be? You got it. Warren Buffett has called the weekend Woodstock for Capitalists. From the early 80's to today the meeting has changed dramatically. However, from 9:30 to 3:00 tomorrow, the place to be is Omaha!

8:40:23 PM     Comments[]

Level 3 buys another software house!

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 2, 2002 - Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:LVLT) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Software Spectrum, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSPE), a global provider, marketer and reseller of business software with revenue of approximately $1.3 billion and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) of $24 million for the twelve months ending January 31, 2002. The aggregate purchase price is approximately $122 million, adjusted for option proceeds and Software Spectrum's current cash position.

8:29:36 PM     Comments[]

Collaboration and the value of networks

The article titled Network to Net Worth has lost nothing in the two years since it was written. You can find it at Note the links to the *.pdf files!

8:02:26 PM     Comments[]

It's good to be bloggin' again!

Thanks Scott and Dave! This worked!

7:37:10 PM     Comments[]

Benjamin Franklin. "Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." [Quotes of the Day]

6:53:14 PM     Comments[]

There's not an index anywhere...

for all the many weblogs that exist today. Wouldn't it be great to do a search on a subject and get only the weblogs that have X% of the posts on that subject?

Weblogs and Blogging: "In just one month, January 2002, some 41,000 people created new weblogs using Blogger." Wow! [From the Desktop of Dane Carlson]

6:50:37 PM     Comments[]

A new blogging company

As covered in Microcontent News, Nick Denton, co-founder and former CEO of Moreover (not to mention venerable British blogger) has announced his new venture, which is going to address, in his words, the "need to make weblogs more accessible: to turn them from a cult phenomenon into mainstream media, without corrupting the form." Of course, it'll only be an 80% company. [EVHEAD]

Why is it that every technology winds up saturated with competitors? I guess everyone's got a "better idea."

6:44:28 PM     Comments[]

Helen Keller. "Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." [Motivational Quotes of the Day]

6:41:12 PM     Comments[]

Tennessee has to have set some kind of record for the worst idea in health care reform!

Tennessee Doctors Group Sues Insurers. The Tennessee Medical Association sued the state's four biggest health insurers on Thursday, alleging their managed care practices threaten patients' health. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: Health]

6:39:39 PM     Comments[]

Dan Quayle. "The future will be better tomorrow." [Quotes of the Day]

6:36:29 PM     Comments[]

Happy Birthday, Dave

Sorry this comes so late. I've been in Huntsville and Atlanta today. Blogging via dial-up. I hope this one makes it through. You have my thanks for the educational process that blogging has launched for me. The quote above seems somehow fitting given Userland's trials and tribulations on this birthday!

Personal note. On this day, 47 years ago, I was born.  [Scripting News]

6:33:45 PM     Comments[]

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