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None of my investments has ever been motivated by the rate at which I would have to pay personal income tax.
( I’m rich; tax me more - Los Angeles Times
Panelfly and the iPadMobile comics. Imagine holding your entire collection in one hand. Finally, the first half-way compelling reason to own a maxipod. I wonder what kind of effect this kind of device might have on the collectibles market though. I miss tactile.

Panelfly and the iPad
Mobile comics. Imagine holding your entire collection in one hand. Finally, the first half-way compelling reason to own a maxipod. I wonder what kind of effect this kind of device might have on the collectibles market though. I miss tactile.

But Mr. Murdoch and his lieutenants have made two significant bets: that the cachet and reputation of The Wall Street Journal are elastic enough to encompass a much broader array of news and that objectivity in a general-interest newspaper is a losing strategy.
( The Media Equation - Tilting to the Right at Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal

Paul Graham bites apple


In Apple’s Mistake, PG makes the right claim that Apple’s headed for a world of hurt if they persist with the appstore shenanigans. Real geeks have an outsized sense of fair play.  At least it generally outweighs their prioritizing of esthetics.  Why else would they have stuck with Wintel for so long when Apple was hovering all along, all angelic and purdy.

In OS X they could keep geek cred (unix inside!) AND get all the pretty. Oh, a brainy hot model? Keeper.  But if it’s a choice between a homelier chic who doesn’t mind going to all the comiccons and at least knows the difference between archie’s reggie and regex, vs the cold hot chikka who says she likes you for you, but only lets you buy your clothes at Bergdorf Goodmans…? No brainer, right?

Esthetics wizzout zee freedom ees…’ow doo yoo zay…a recipie for flockage to Android.  Pre will probably benefit a little from this, too.  Microsoft? By way of using their head to bash the opponent’s fist, the softies are soon to regain some of that underdog cred.  But not in the mobile space. They’re dead there. They might as well focus on making some great Mobile Office apps and call it a day.

Let’s see if the lay-people will follow the geeks this time.

So if you want a great phone you’re out of luck. Your choice is between shitty and shittier.
( Dave Winer: Zealotry sucks, and so does the Droid
azspot: Private Sector Employment Growth (how does this turn around?)

azspot: Private Sector Employment Growth (how does this turn around?)

You can yell at a cop in America. This is not Iran. And if some people don’t like what you’re saying, too bad. You can even be wrong in what you are saying. There is no law against that. It is not an offense for which you are supposed to be arrested.
( Bob Hebert: Anger Has Its Place
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