The Big Think

January 27, 2004

Prevent the Nerd Riots of 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:22 pm

Speakeasy has some good advise for the Academy.

Prophetic Words

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:30 pm

“‘Two years from now, spam will be solved,”
Bill Gates, January 2004

2 years from now we’ll see if his prediction is true. If not, I’m sure people will…. keep buying his lousy software.

“Nobody would ever need more than 640k of memory.”
Bill Gates, 1981

Fold, Spindle, Mutilate

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:17 pm

via yahoonews:Dutch firm Philips Electronics said on Monday it was preparing to mass-produce a slim, book-sized display panel onto which consumers could download newspapers and magazines — then roll up and put away.

Big Music’s Worst Move Yet

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:06 pm

via businessweek:The RIAA’s newest legal assault on file swappers is pushing them to encrypted networks, where the damage could become catastrophic


Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:04 am

via the New York Post: Morgan Spurlock goes on the McDonald’s Diet in his new documentary “Super Size Me” (appearing at Sundance). Spurlock ate three meals a day at McDonalds and documented the results. By the fourth week he looked like this.
“None of us imagined he could deteriorate this badly – he looked terrible. The liver test was the most shocking thing – it became very, very abnormal.”

Not surprisingly, Spurlock has steered clear of the Golden Arches since filming wrapped.”

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