09.30.07

Feist 1 2 3 4

12:46 pm - Jason G. - Art

As in the famous Apple Nano commercial…

09.22.07

Just Say No…

12:26 pm - Jason G. - Technology

I have dabbled with the LinkedIns, Friendster, Plaxo, and contemplated Facebook, but just haven’t had the urge to really get into social networking sites. That, and the ones I used briefly have never really provided any benefit other than augmenting email.

Today I came across a good reason to avoid the whole thing from Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture:

…I think its safe to say that the marketplace does not have space for 9 (nine!) of these companies. And I probably missed some. Eventually, there may be some consolidation -we see it starting already. That means two things: One, I have no idea where my personal data and address book will ultimately end up, what company or person; and B) the liklihood is that at least 2 but more likely 3 and probably 4 and maybe even 5, and quite possibly 6 of these firms will go belly up, the long dirt nap, buy a farm.

And when that happens, the VC’s investments will be worth zero, nada, zilch, and they will seek to recoup something, anything, even just pennies on the dollar (pretty please?)…

And when that happens, when the Bankruptcy Judge brings down the gavel, the most valuable asset these companies have — all of my personal info, plus all of your contact info, plus every person you know’s name/number/email address — will be sold to the highest bidder. They may promise that they will protect your data, but I simply do not believe they can control anything post banckruptcy. The contracts are ignored.

Well said. That’s another good reason not to go whole hog without thinking twice about it.

09.21.07

Banish It! Brand It!

9:28 am - Jason G. - Humor

09.17.07

Replaceable

2:06 pm - Jason G. - Technology

A recent Dilbert


From Dilbert.com

We’ve seen this theme before in the form of a t-shirt

From ThinkGeek

09.05.07

Opportunity

10:06 am - Jason G. - Quotes

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
-Sir Francis Bacon

09.02.07

Procrastinating

11:30 am - Jason G. - Quotes

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
–Pablo Picasso

09.01.07

My Own Private Idaho

6:54 am - Jason G. - Politics

Ahh, the Larry Craig incident is oh so charming. If only I had a nickel for every gay politician who was republican and constantly railed against gay marriage…

I laughed when I saw this:

And also this…