Networking Vendors Will Invade Your Living Room at CES

Networking vendors are lusting after the lucrative consumer electronics market, and at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, they’ll highlight the latest enticements they’ve concocted in order to draw home users into an ever-more networked world.

Key to that strategy for many vendors is the emerging home media and entertainment market – what PC vendors used to call “convergence” devices.… Read the rest

Networking Vendors Will Invade Your Living Room at CES

Skype’s tricky move.

Skype logo with dollar sign SLast week EBay’s Skype announced a new “unlimited calling” plan. Starting in January, the company will charge $30 for a year of unlimited SkypeOut calls to any phone numbers in the U.S. and Canada. (They’re offering an introductory rate of $15 if you sign up before the end of January.)

This brings an end to about 8 months of free SkypeOut calling to all numbers in North America, and it’s not a surprise — since last May, Skype has said that these calls would only be free through the end of 2006.… Read the rest

Skype’s tricky move.

Taxonomies gone wild.

I’m amused by this author “bio” on Harpers.org, which was clearly created by a computer geek in love with taxonomic classifications:

This is Ford, Paul, an author and a human being. He is part of Authors, which is part of Human Beings, which is part of Connections, which is part of Harpers.org.

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Taxonomies gone wild.