Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Dowd with some of her best, trademark glittering yet icy language:
"Voters gravitate toward the presidential candidates who seem more comfortable in their skin. J.F.K. and Reagan seemed exceptionally comfortable. So did Bill Clinton and W., who both showed that comfort can be an illusion of sorts, masking deep insecurities.
"The fact that Obama is exceptionally easy in his skin has made Hillary almost jump out of hers. She can’t turn on her own charm and wit because she can’t get beyond what she sees as the deep injustice of Obama not waiting his turn. Her sunshine-colored jackets on the trail hardly disguise the fact that she’s pea-green with envy."Maureen Dowd: LINK
"We think our biggest competitor is habit—people using the phone, email, paper, pencils, post-it notes, and fax machines. These are the people we want to win over. We believe the simple software we’re building is the best way to do it." LINK
Sunday, February 24, 2008
But here's an amazing coincidence: I just learned today that a friend from high school, Scott Harding,who has lived in NYC for almost 20 years now, was injured on the same day, February 9 . . . also crushing T5. Hit and run driver in the City at 3:00 am. Same day, same vertebrae. And, testement to both of them, my business partner is keeping his spirits high and my high school friend appears to be in good spirits too, at least according to news reports (LINK). Article in the NYTimes that mentions Scott: LINK And reference to a place to send donations to Scott here: LINK
Amazing coincidence and doubly makes me ask about whether I recognize the preciousness of my own life and those around me.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This is really a brilliant post on Jezebel (People magazine, as if written by 20 something feminists with a strong eye to irony--I love it). The original cover illustration of "The Cat Ate My Gymsuit" a teen novel of the 70's, contrasted with the re-issued modern cover of the same book. And WHAT progress have we really made that a book cover, in order to appeal to its target teen girl audience has to shift from a realistic portrayal of the character to a completely unrealistic version in PINK with a CAT! LINK to the post and also LINK to the writer's blog, Lizzie Skurnick.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
On February 26, Lenovo plans to announce it's lightest computer yet. Aside form the fact that it won't run Apple's OS X, it seems to me that they've beaten Apple in ever physical design respect, except, I suppose, thinness.
Cover article in BusinessWeek here: LINK
Mossberg preview here: LINK
Wired post here: LINK
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Here's another perspective:
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