Chris Pirillo begs for an OPML of all of NPR’s podcasts.
News.com: Google spreadsheet due tomorrow.
Nov 1999 PC World article about Halfbrain. “Halfbrain.com’s first offering, a spreadsheet written in pure dynamic HTML and called BrainMatter, was released to the public in a beta version this week.”
Tim Bray: “Sometimes the world has new things in it and you just have to deal with them as they are.” Very true. Analogies are great, but some things are truly new, and have no analogies.
I spent the day in Palo Alto, doing normal things, seeing my doctor, getting a haircut, hanging out in a Starbucks. The economy is in a strange place. The parking lots of the office parks are empty. Central Expressway is quiet, as is the road connecting 280 to El Camino by the Stanford Shopping Center. Used to be bottlenecks and traffic jams. The commercial tax base isn’t generating enough money to operate city government. While the economy seems permanently shrunk, the housing prices are higher than ever. A townhouse in Sharon Heights goes for $2 million. There are no houses for less than $1 million, even in modest neighborhoods.
I’ve been on Google’s shit list for years, so this exchange with Jon Udell contains some new info. Seems they’ve now got the PR dept of Sun Microsystems. They used to have the best PR in the world. Now it’s just a slice of Silicon Valley.