Some Sunday Morning reading to share. Biting the Hand Edition.
It was fun (for awhile) watching Gnomedex from afar yesterday both on the UStream stream and on Twitter. It was ...er... um.. entertaining to watch a bitch fight break out between Dave Winer and Jason Calacanis, that of course continued on their blogs. Two comments. From what I can gather, all of this seems centered on Winer's belief that Gnomedex is a non-commercial conference. Maybe I don't get it, but with all of the sponsor logos and swag/prizes (another form of advertising) surrounding Pirillo's show it sure seems, um... slightly commercial, even if the speakers aren't supposed to use their time to pitch. (Not knocking it. You can't have events like this without that kind of support.) Thought two? Aren't most folks attending these things hoping other's commercial magic rubs off a little?
Someone got hold of the mysterious Vista SP1 and did an analysis
A report says the US ranks 42nd in life expectancy. Can we see a report on where the US ranks in terms of compensation for doctors and insurance execs?.
Embattled Attorney General takes a trip to Baghdad and when asked why he states that "the rule of law mission is very, very important here." Can he say that with a straight face?
The new War Czar says we ought to consider reinstating the draft. So that's why they hired this guy: to take the fall for opening his mouth on that suggestion.
Cringley continues to look at why the US is so stupidly behind in the broadband sector. This series has been great reading.
A guy cuts the head off of a rattlesnake. Then tries to pick up the severed head. It does a back flip and bites him. Ouch.