Jeff Nolan's take on innovation, entrepreneurship, tech and stuff that interests me
There are so many funny bits here that I can’t single any one out. There could be a real horse race to see whether the real L.A. Times or the Fake L.A. Times can establish a circulation advantage.
I read the comments on SFGate.com and for the most part they are insipid, obtuse, and alternating between insane and incomprehensible. Despite some well meaning efforts by the editors to remove comments that rise to the level of being patently offensive, the bulk of the user generated comments are worthless and only serve to reveal [...]
I hadn’t written about Zigbee is so long I had to go back to my old blog to search for it. I remain pretty bullish on this category of technology but am pragmatic about medium term results for several reasons. Commercial power users have a lot of incentives to retrofit facilities with energy saving technology [...]
A company couldn’t ask for much more mainstream coverage than Cuil received today. It was featured on local news broadcasts this morning and none other than Drudge himself linked to it above his headline. Here’s why it won’t matter. You don’t beat Google just by being marginally better than Google. I tried the service and [...]
I have to admit that I find it uncomfortable to be in the position of defending television networks, but in the case of RedLasso I don’t think the networks had any choice but to sue the site. Current copyright law requires that a copyright holder enforce their copyrights and not do so arbitrarily or capriciously, [...]
Batman is a hater, just a big mean superhero hater… I’m just too choked up, have to end this post now. But to really show Batman the error of his ways, the animal rights organization removed him from its list of Top 10 Animal-Friendly Superheroes. Ouch. There’s also some great lines in the rant: “They [...]
I don’t know why I should care… in the Bay Area you can’t drive more than 35mph most of the time. Actually, this isn’t entirely true, on most days you can whip up and down i280 at 65mph, which means you are in the slow lane because the average speed on that freeway feels like [...]
But I doubt most bloggers are trying to be the next Arrington. Most of them just want to support themselves blogging, right? This post reminds me of the phenomenon a few years back as the open source movement was taking off. [From SarahLacy.com: Maybe Blogging Is Just a Loss-Leader?] I get asked a lot why [...]
What is going on right now with regard to the Federal government and the credit industry represents possibly the single greatest realignment of the role of government in private sector finance since the Great Depression. I, for one, am terrified of what Congress is doing and what they aren’t doing. You won’t hear this story [...]
I just bought one of these on eBay, and whenever someone asks me about it I’m going to say “100 billion dollars” in a Dr. Evil voice.