What’s remarkable about [David Frum, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Paul Krugman], what gives me hope that there may be a way out of the bigger mess, of which this month’s meltdown is just a sympton, is that finally blogging is effectively routing around MSM. If you want to hear from smart people who know what they’re talking about, and who aren’t spinning, you can.
This is why blogging is important.
Dave Winer – A little truth leaks out.
The key word, I think, is spiritual. Mythological brands make a spiritual connection with the user, delivering something that we can’t find on our own… or, at the very least, giving us a slate we can use to write our own spirituality on.
People use a Dell. They are an Apple.
Seth Godin – Just a myth.
Had delicious Thai food tonight at Pok Pok. The wings, in particular, were spicy and scrumptious.
There’s a very simple business reason why Google cares if they have your real name. It means it’s possible to cross-relate your account with your buying behavior with their partners, who might be banks, retailers, supermarkets, hospitals, airlines. To connect with your use of cell phones that might be running their mobile operating system. To provide identity in a commerce-ready way. And to give them information about what you do on the Internet, without obfuscation of pseudonyms.
Simply put, a real name is worth more than a fake one.
Dave Winer – Why Google cares if you use your real name.
Hanging out at the user group meeting tonight talking the basics of WordPress.
Basically, to create anything meaningful in digital media, you need to think in terms of a product, not just a story.
Khoi Vinh – The end of client services.
The Pork medallions before…
…and after! I’ve never been so excited about leftovers.
Working on a Sunday is a great excuse to make yourself a nice hot breakfast.