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  • Will the bloom stay on the breakthrough?

    What a nation of cynics we are. Let a guy get a little publicity, and all of a sudden people are talking about Segways and cold fusion. The guy of […]

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  • Quoted: Hooters, you’re fine, but the women in caftans gotta go

    “Nothing that Apple does surprises me.” — Phil Yerkes, developer of the Hooters Calendar iPhone app, which (so far) has escaped Apple’s purge of sexy apps. Meanwhile, the app of […]

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  • Off topic

    Secret Spaces of San Francisco, a map of private places required to admit the public; amazing Lego steampunk roving city; and that other ’70s show, James Burke’s “Connections,”  now up […]

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  • The tiny glowing eye of Big Brother

    The school spycam scandal in Pennsylvania (see “School denies remotely eyeing pupils”) is branching out in several interesting directions, now including a federal investigation of the possible monitoring of students […]

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  • It’s all about the kids

    Updates — but certainly not the last! — on last week’s two big foofaraws: On Apple’s purging of blue apps (see “No sex please, we’re Apple”), marketing chief Phil Schiller […]

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  • Quoted: I might see swimsuits

    “I am worried about all the bad things that can happen if I use the Internet.” — Statement affirmed by 45 percent of non-Internet-users in a survey to be released […]

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  • Off Topic

    Boing Boing’s 2010 Road Trip starts with a moo; a movie blooper reel from 1936; and a dream-hauntingly-disturbing gallery of topsy-turvy celebrities.

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  • Reply.com: IPO or hanging out a “for sale” sign?

    Reply.com: IPO or hanging out a “for sale” sign?

    This morning, Reply.com of San Ramon announced it had filed its prospectus to go public. Just over the weekend, I wrote a column about how Silicon Valley would be better […]

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  • Countdown to Padapalooza

    Rumor has it that the signup sheet will be posted Thursday: That is, presales for the iPad will begin, AppAdvice reports, with delivery reportedly slated for March 29. That, however, […]

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  • Quoted: What’d I miss?

    “I felt like an obituary writer who decided to go on vacation during that week in 1997 when Princess Diana and Mother Teresa both died.” — TechCrunch’s Paul Carr, on […]

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