This is a reconstruction of a post from my first blog, Mumble.editthispage.com, with text pulled from The Wayback Machine.
Wednesday, April 5, 2000
David Weinberger: “The web is remaking business in its image. This is a bottom-up, distributed network of people creating their own loose structure. You’re not in charge anymore. Resist the reflex to reassert your control. ”
Not just open-sourcers, but “Microsoft shareholders should depose Bill Gates.” Jesse Berst “…if you’re a Microsoft investor, you’re getting screwed by the tech industry’s poster child for wrongheaded arrogance.” C’mon, Jesse, tell us what you really think.
But then again, as a friend said yesterday…
I’m having a hard time making the connection between the Microsoft decision and my personal life, perhaps it is my mistake to try.
The decision is consuming a small amount of my day as I listen and participate in the kabitzing. It is mildly entertaining.
According to one theory, which I have yet to substantiate, my personal wealth may have gone down some $2,500.
I am vastly more concerned with helping my mother understand about her touch pad being sensitive enough to cause unexpected mouse clicks. For example, she managed to click-and-drag her Mircosoft Windows 95 taskbar size down to essentially no height. Perhaps Microsoft should be held liable for that?
Code covered in U.S. under Free Speech.
I’m reading Voyager, the story of Rutan & Yeager’s round-the-world non-stop non-refuled flight. Very good book.
Robert’s starting to read some Sherlock Holmes. Not bad for a nine year-old.
The Braves won’t have an undefeated 2000 season. 3-5 to the Rockies.
Yesterday: Tomatoes good. Today: Dairy bad. What about Pizza?