- Partisan Cracks | Culture11 - "Bill Maher and Jon Stewart want to be both humorists and pundits. But they can't have it both ways." This is true with tech reportage and commentary as well. You can't be both an entertainer/provocateur on an ongoing basis and a serious analyst.
- Roger Ebert: The Death of the Film Critic is the Death of Society - The Screengrab - Will the film critic be yet the latest victim of media "unbundling"? For me, Roger Ebert has always been very accessible even if some film critics have had a tendency to go esoteric.
- MySpace ruling could lead to jail for lying online daters | Surveillance State - CNET News - Some of the commentary seems a bit overheated but does seem like a case of hard case/bad law.
- Open Source: The Model Is Broken - BusinessWeek - "The open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors."
- tecosystems » What Would SOG Do?: Views on Sun - Generally agree with this analysis although I might be inclined to relatively emphasize different points. At this point, things like Open Office funding are pretty small potatoes in the scheme of things. Issue seems far more execution (including around the boring but profitable stuff) than strategy.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 9:02 AM