Thursday, May 09, 2002

what's hot what's not

Big Media and the Internet

It started innocently enough. Morning coffee, open the browser, quick click to Doc Searls, a click to the Rageboy piece and the Quote of the Month.

I know it is only the 9th, but trust me, unless Jack Valenti, Mike Eisner, Hillary Rosen or one of the congressional sock puppets steps on their thing again by opening their mouths, (ya it's a pretty ugly image) this will stand the test of time.

In fact, CONTENT as a corporate label means: "Whatever it is that you put in the void next to the ads in order that your customer, the advertiser, will give you money."

A belated note of gratitude to Chris Locke
read here - go there
Source: Tom Matrullo commonplaces

Dan Gillmor is an exception to the content rule definition. Where he works of course shovels ads at you. Read the article, Ignore the 8 Ads, Yes Eight of them!

Paranoia, stupidity and greed ganging up on the public.
read here - go there
Source: Dan Gillmor

Eric Brooks Golden Rules

Eric is one of those folks that you like or hate. He spits out his life on his site like a razor blade in your eyeball. His work is unashamed, uncensored and raw. He has Rules. His first Rule:

Never write, type, or leave on an answering machine, anything you are not prepared to say to someone's face.

There are more...

My golden rules
read here - go there
Source: Eric Brooks

It's about the Numbers

Lemurzone News is the Number One source of News on the web!*

*Statistics compiled using the following criteria:
Pages having the words 'LemurZone' and 'News'

See! I am a news god. I can factually report that I am the cat's pajamas for news on the web. But then so can you.

The problem with numbers is the method of counting and reporting. (See Enron and the Florida Presidential Election Recount for tips on counting)

One would like to assume that a 'Best Seller' is just that. You know, the number of things that folks paid money for. Not produced, not shipped, but paid for and delivered into hot sweaty hands with the anticipation of receiving value for money spent.

Best seller 'lists' are a real good example of GIGO (garbage in garbage out). From vanity purchases to exclusion by genre, most lists are loosely based on reality. A New technology based on the sale is poised to bring a little more reality to reporting a 'Best Seller'.

Checking It Twice
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p i x e l v i e w

Joe Crawford
From Respiratory Therapy to Pixel Therapy.
Joe believes the web is a good thing.
"It's about what you do with the materials at your disposal"

p i x e l v i e w - Joe Crawford
read here - go there

Eldred v. Ashcroft - Eldred Legal Defense Fund

Here is where to send money.

"Eldred Legal Defense Fund"
Lawrence Lessig
Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

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