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Month: February 2008

Book Review: What Would MacGyver Do?

Brendan Vaughan’s collection of real-life tales of ingenuity, What Would MacGyver Do?, recently republished by Penguin, has a great premise: It’s a collection of true stories featuring the kind of situational hacking (bombs defused with paperclips, sheds converted into aircraft) that the TV show MacGyver made famous in the 1980s.… Read the rest

Where I’ve been (on the radio and TV).

Thanks to the hard-working PR team at Wired, I’ve been in the media several times in the past few days:

Business News Network – a short video segment Friday about the Microsoft bid for Yahoo (video is near the bottom of that page, requires a Windows machine, and will only be available for a week)
NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday – a few minutes explaining where all the missing iPhones have gone (to China, probably)
KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny – an hourlong call-in radio show about the Microsoft-Yahoo bid, with Business Week’s Sarah Lacy and Cnet’s Michael Kanellos
WBUR’s On Point – another hourlong talk show, which I was on for about 10 minutes, together with Kevin Delaney of the WSJ and Nicholas Carr of the Harvard Business Review.… Read the rest

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