Don't get a leg operation in Bavaria.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A long long time ago, I had the great idea of creating a cobweb site blog that would contain links to old websites. I was a fan of Web 0.1 and the leap from a text based internet (gopher, NNTP, UUCP) to GUI based internet (web, http, html). I had to abandon that project, because I didn't have time to maintain and search for cob-websites. My blog on cob-websites eventually became a cob-website itself.
The folks at waxy.org found this video from 1995 and it contain examples of old websites including Nintendo and Yahoo. Their post even contains a rundown of the video.
Internet Power post at Wazy
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In 1987, Pop appeared (along with Bootsy Collins) on a mostly instrumental album, Neo Geo by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The music video for "Risky", written and directed by Meiert Avis, won the first ever MTV "Breakthrough Video Award". The ground breaking video explores (Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری)'s, transhumanist philosopher FM-2030's ideas of "Nostalgia for the Future", in the form of an imagined love affair between a robot and one of Man Ray's models in Paris in the late 1930's. Additional inspiration was drawn from Jean Baudrillard, Edvard Munch's 1894 painting "Puberty", and Roland Barthes " Death of the Author". The surrealist black and white video uses stop motion, light painting, and other retro in-camera effects techniques. Meiert Avis shot Sakamoto while at work on the score for "The Last Emperor" in London. Sakamoto also also appears in the video painting words and messages to an open shutter camera. Iggy Pop, who performs the vocals on "Risky", chose not appear to in the video, allowing his performance space to be occupied by the surrealist era robot.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Perino played down the notion that McCain may want to distance himself from Bush, whose approval ratings remain near historic lows. “The president is very popular within the party,” she said.This is the problem with this Whitehouse, it views itself as the President for the Republic Party, not the President of the United States.
Posted by all6sand7s at 12:41 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
This is an interesting article about the state of outsourcing in India.
As a result, India has not learned to invent technology products of its own. Barring a few exceptions, the huge amount of venture capital chasing India finds it difficult to be deployed. There is way too much money, way too few deals. Instead, tech-sector VCs are now diverting capital to retail, real estate, hotels and other non-tech sectors.
Out of the millions of folks in India, it's still a small percentage that are in IT or Technology. Until India begins to 'outsource' to itself and discover it's own consumer base, it will always be a back office.
Posted by all6sand7s at 3:21 PM