Scripting News for 1/18/2007

Better Bad News on Dreaming in Code, and Justin Timberlake on stage at CES with Bill Gates? 

Happy 42nd birthday to Robert Scoble! :-) 

I had a very nice dim sum lunch today with Paul Boutin in SF. What did we talk about? Lots of things. Including this commercial and its slogan: “Dogs don’t know it’s not bacon!” 

Brier Dudley on the new pricing for Skype out-calling.  

According to Michael Gartenberg it’ll cost $1.99 to turn on 802.11n support in already-purchased Macs that can do it. Weird. I don’t get understand why, but who cares. A leprechaun latte at Starbucks costs more.  

4 responses to this post.

  1. The Justin Timberlake fiasco was actually at last years CES.

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/04/live-coverage-of-bill-gates-ces-keynote/

    One of the things the MSFT did right this year is not put a celeb on stage with gates. Too often at events they toss in celebrity guest stars who look like a deer caught in the headlights trying to banter with Gates. Gates doesn’t banter. Most fun moment I recall? Gates on stage with Queen Latifah who clearly had no clue why on earth she was at the event (i think it was MCE 2004 launch)

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  2. Posted by tayker on January 19, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Charging people for the capability that a system already has makes as much sense as pulling a pin off of a Pentium to justify a price cut (I didn’t like that either). Why does Apple make anything if people are willing to just throw money at them?

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  3. Wait, Microsoft has Justin Timberlake, and Apple has John Mayer? I always thought Apple was the one trying to appeal to teenage girls…

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  4. Yanksing looks great, especially those pea shoot dumplings.

    One of the underreported challenges facing Seattle’s tech industry is the critical shortage of places to schmooze over really good dumplings.

    I wonder if dim sum has anything to do with Vancouver spawning Flickr.

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