Monthly Archives: July 2000

Letting the Good Times Roll

San Jose Mercury News: High-tech incomes, deep debt. When home prices rise, people will do anything to hold on to the house because it’s an appreciating asset. When the home starts to depreciate, the debt picture will change. It will … Continue reading

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Hearst Gets the Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle, now owned by Hearst Corp., says it intends to put out a world-class newspaper in the city. Good. San Francisco deserves better newspapers than the ones that have been the mainstays all these years. The Chronicle … Continue reading

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Letting the Good Times Roll

San Jose Mercury News: High-tech incomes, deep debt. When home prices rise, people will do anything to hold on to the house because it’s an appreciating asset. When the home starts to depreciate, the debt picture will change. It will … Continue reading

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More on E-Mail Bugs

Wired News: Follow Your E-Mail Everywhere .“Any time such information is passed back to a sender without the recipients’ knowledge and permission, it is a violation of their privacy,” said Lauren Weinstein, co-founder of the People for Internet Responsibility. “The … Continue reading

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Japan’s Complexity, Problems and Opportunities

It was a whirlwind two-week visit to Japan, but I think I learned a lot. The word “think” is in that last sentence on purpose. Japan is a fairly opaque place. More in my Sunday column. Your Own Radio Station … Continue reading

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Your Own Radio Station

Whether Napster is a tool for thieves or a needed adjunct to the record industry’s brain-dead distribution methods (it’s both), one of the software’s under-appreciated facets has always been its ability to serve as a personal radio station. You could … Continue reading

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Japan’s Complexity, Problems and Opportunities

It was a whirlwind two-week visit to Japan, but I think I learned a lot. The word “think” is in that last sentence on purpose. Japan is a fairly opaque place. More in my Sunday column. Comments

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eBay’s Ugly Tactics Could Wound the Web

New York Times: Treat eBay Listings as Property? Lawyers See a Threat. In addition, because the Internet is built on the exchange of electronic signals, the trespass theory can be used by a Web site to prevent many types of … Continue reading

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Still Time to Join ICANN

I have finally succeeded in signing up for a public, at-large membership at ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, after multiple attempts to get through to the organization’s overloaded membership server. You should sign up, too. ICANN … Continue reading

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Old Media Opening Up?

The traditional media are notorious for their resistance to change. We are especially challenged by the Net’s multi-faceted nature, and in particular its many-to-many communications capabilities. Traditional journalism is a lecture. The Net is a conversation. Many of us have … Continue reading

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