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MS and open source

David Stutz, an ex-microsoftie writes about Microsoft and the commoditization of software due to open source. Apparently he sent (part of) this email to other at MS as he left. Interesting read.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on February 17, 2003 at 1:37 AM

the simpsons turn 300

Tonight is the US airing of Episode 300 of The Simpsons. Many of the last episodes haven't been that good, but once in a while they still deliver. Hopefully they go out at the top instead of milking the show to death though...

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on February 17, 2003 at 1:32 AM

google buys pyra

[via slashdot]: Google has acquired Pyra Labs. Dan Gillmor has more information and a ton of other links to comments at the bottom of his article. Shelley Powers in particular has some interesting comments as do Ben & Mena (the creators of Movable Type) here. Personally I'm on the "what exactly are they thinking?" camp, but it seems clear that whether you agree with it or not they do have a strategy, possibly something to do with taking Yahoo! off their pedestal as the biggest "independent" portal. They've got Deja, and subsequently Usenet archiving, they've got the biggest/most used search engine, they've got Google News, and the Google Directory (direct competition to Yahoo!'s main portal) and now they've got the biggest centralized blogging system around. Yahoo! must be a bit worried. Clearly they could see this enroachment on their turf coming from their recent Inktomi purchase. Now if Microsoft is still really serious about MSN, the portal wars might be about to heat up again. Which would also mean that the search engine field could get competitive again, since Google couldn't really be trusted by the other portals since they're competing with them...

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on February 17, 2003 at 1:09 AM

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