Some Sunday morning reading to share.
The Wall St. Journal is on it again with an article that says that our Apps are watching us and sending info to third parties as a part of their business model. I'm guessing here that all those new subscribers the News Corp is hoping to gain when Murdoch releases his new "save journalism" App for the iPad and Tablets aren't going to have their data sold to some third party as a part of News Corp's business model they way the do currently. I'm just saying. Can we stop beating that dead horse.
Frank Rich tries to pin a label on the No Label movement. That movement started in an attempt to turn Washington away from the knife fights that currently exist. Rich is correct in that No Labels will not succeed in the end, but he shows that he's just as much a beneficiary of the current farce as everyone else who sucks on the public tit is.
Paul Buchheit further explains his thoughts on the Cloud and why he said Google Chrome will fail. Interesting reading.
MG Seigler says Yahoo killed consumer confidence in themselves and other Cloud services. Nothing is permanent in the Cloud as the name we've all attached to it so metaphorically suggests. And if Yahoo still has enough clout or leadership or respect or whatever to have that kind of effect, the Cloud is dissolving into mist anyway.
The New York Times lists The Words of the Year for 2010. It was a bad year for words.
Cliff Gerrish on copies. Read it. Don't copy it. Or do.
Steve Gillmor on The @Mentions Cloud. The future? Only if Twitter can figure it out before the users do.
Gay men and women in the military can now be asked and are free to tell. That's a good thing because at least on the surface the military no longer undercuts its culture of responsibility by forcing its members to lie. But immigrants who fight for this country can't become citizens. Our cultural homophobia probably didn't go away, but it can now at least dance with our entrenched xenophobia out in the open. And we call this a great country?