Jun 30, 2003
Jun 24, 2003
Jun 20, 2003
In a cranky and almost unrelated note, I'd like to take the opportunity to express my displeasure with people who pronounce GIF as if it were a popular brand of peanut butter. The acronym is 'Graphic Interchange Format' not 'Jraphic Interchange Format'.Sadly, this is a familiar topic for us cranks. In both cases, our comments boards have sold us down the river, proving us wrong. Here's to Nate and I who will forever pronounce it
Jun 18, 2003
Jun 17, 2003
Jun 10, 2003
I'm staying at the Ian Schrager's Paramount and it's ultra hip. Since I arrived late and was travelling during dinner I went down to the bar to order a light meal. The kitchen was closed so I turned to head out, but I made eye contact with a trucker cap wearing hipster sitting alone in the bar. Turns out it was Jamie Kennedy, star of stage and screen. I said 'Hi' before moving on, since I was doing the 'guy who looks 5 seconds past appropriate' look.
Jamie has a hidden camera show that pre-dates Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd and Ashton owns the trucker hat thing. My humble career advice for Jamie, pick new headgear. I can understand the visor not working out but just say no to the mesh trucker hat, next thing you know you'll be hitting on Demi Moore! If Jamie reads shellen.com there is the remote possibility I will receive a sucker punch in the elevator tomorrow. I'll have to lay low, I'll let you know how it goes.
Here are a few of the links from my keynote and Q/A session:
- my wireless blog - the picture I featured was my son, Drew's first hair cut
- Read it to Me - Mac software for conversion of blog feed to mp3
- Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell lyrics
- Venture Blog - good business blog in the VC space
- Loosetooth.com shop blog - example of a small business blog
- Ray Ozzie's blog - founder of Groove Networks
- post about BIG - Blogger in Google
- Blogger ReadMe - a blogging disclaimer, some bloggers adhere to
Jun 9, 2003
Plus, I met Liz Spears over lunch. My day is making up for my earlier bad travel karma.
Here are a few folks covering the Jupiter Weblog Business Strategies Conference:
- Denise Howell
- David Weinberger
- Doc Searls
- Timothy Appnel
- Jeff Jarvis
- Heath Row
- Beth Goza
- Adina Levin
- ...and possibly the conference directory to end all directories
The only problem was that my copy of the trial had expired prompting me for a registration code. I was able to buy the $34 code using the Treo's Blazer browser. Then I typed the code into my PC and wallah I was able to read email and get on the corporate LAN, all at a blazing 9.6kbps. I think that was my first wireless purchase, short of a ringtone. Next up, digital wallets!
Jun 8, 2003
[update] I'm at the Radisson JFK before I head to LaGuardia(???) to catch the 7am flight to Boston. Woo, travel, woo!
Jun 6, 2003
Jun 4, 2003
Smart move: Bringing the team that made the original Palm, Dubinsky and Hawkins, back in the fold.
Dumb move: Changing the name of the hardware group. You have at least 3 good brand names in there, use 'em!
Prediction: In less than 3 years, Palm will do it's best to reacquire the OS division and potentially do another name change. They love name changes at Palm. A quick recap, the first Palm was called a Pilot, then a Palm Pilot, then a USRobotics Palm Pilot, then a 3COM Palm Pilot, then 3Com Palm, and now just a Palm. Wheew!
In all seriousness, good luck Palm'ers and my friends at Handspring. I expect a WiFi/Bluetooth/Cell/Camera/PDA with a 350 Hemi and a coffee grinder by years-end. Go!