You’ve Got PayMail
AOL has announced plans to charge for sending some e-mail, in hopes of curtailing spam. But skeptics aren’t buying it. By Dylan Tweney, for Technology Review… Read the rest
A new pay-per-message model, currently under consideration by AOL and Yahoo, is meant to avert problems stemming from the flood of spam (junk e-mail) by requiring companies to pay for certified e-mail deliveries, in the same way they pay for certified snail mailings.… Read the rest
Pliers work very well for opening beer bottles. Just in case.… Read the rest
I’ll be covering/moblogging O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology conference in San Diego next week, for Wired News. If you’ll be at the conference, drop me a line and let me know how to get in touch with you during the show. My email address is on my contact page.… Read the rest
From our seats at the very top of the balcony the dancers, in their brightly-colored pants and tank tops, looked as small and unreal as fairies.
“Can I pick them up?” Clara whispered to me.
We went to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in Berkeley last night.… Read the rest
One thing Apple does truly brilliantly is the cardboard boxes its products come in. Microsoft, not so much. (parody video)… Read the rest
Career columnist Penelope Trunk has a great idea in her column this week: The caffeine nap. Drink a cup of coffee, then immediately take a short 15-minute nap. By the time you’re done napping, the caffeine is kicking in and you can wake up quickly, alert and refreshed.… Read the rest