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How about we put all the servers in Antarctica and solve the cooling problem to boot?

How often do you get to say "Poor Google"? Here it is getting all kinds of grief over its China business (see "It's like watching little Anakin grow into Darth Vader") when all it wants to do is serve Read More →

Now we're thinking more along the lines of "Blogging With The Stars"

"Ultimately, the common theme in all of these mediums is, if you have unique compelling content, you're going to win. 'The Sopranos' put HBO on the map. Milton Berle -- defining moment that showed what television can do. 'I Love Read More →

William Henry Gates, you stop teasing those kids right now

The outlines of Microsoft's Origami project are becoming a little clearer, and it looks nothing like a crane in flight (see "OK, short straw gets to tell Bill he can't wear the black turtleneck at the launch"). What it Read More →


"What we're saying is that in six months' time we'll be more relevant in the U.S. market place than Google. The quality of our search and the relevance of our search from a solution perspective to the consumer will be Read More →

Where's Han Solo when you need him?

What do the AFL-CIO, Tim O'Reilly, Gun Owners of America, the Democratic National Committee, the EFF,, and RightMarch have in common? They are among the strange bedfellows raising their voices in protest against America Online's plans to Read More →

Well, at least Steve had fun

Maybe Steve Jobs needs a charisma upgrade, but Apple's introduction of "fun new products" Tuesday didn't seem to send anyone's excitement meter to the redline (see "Screw the ear buds; I'm just gonna tote this on my shoulder"). Analysts Read More →

Next-gen computing injuries: sprained knee, laryngitis

Using a computer has traditionally been a silent, sedentary, slouched bit of business, but some coming interface features from Microsoft could have you looking like someone suffering from a combination of Tourette's syndrome and St. Vitus' dance. First off, the Read More →


"My beef, actually, is with the search engines and the economics of the modern Web. Google, for example, says its mission is 'to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.' The way that's written, one thinks Read More →

Off Topic

The Mus2 mouse by Russian designer Art Lebedev, a way-overdue redesign of the wall socket, and a penguin-shaped computer case for your favorite Linux fan Read More →
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