0wn3d “Nobody even bothers asking why IBM isn’t a player in consumer search. IBM and consumer websites just don’t have anything to do with one another. PC software and websites don’t have anything to do with each other either.” And other interesting gems in Rich Skrenta’s Winner Take All post. But is the run going to last?
Thrilling. Gabe Wachob attributes the OpenID momentum to The Thrill of the Hack: “I think the “Thrill of the Hack” (TOTH) is a key factor in the success of technologies like RSS, tagging, and XMPP and I see it making OpenID successful even as I write this blog.”
Information brokers. Firefox 3 with microformats support. Imagine the possibilities.
Jargon watch. Today’s concatenation is the word Wikinomics. Brought to you by the letters U. G. and C.
Restrained. “This car is about restraint, and not clouding the driving experience with too much technology,” said Thomas. “There aren’t a lot of layers between the driver and the road.” I don’t know about restraint, afterall Ford’s answer to the Charger is powered by a 400hp 5L V8 engine. But the body of a sedan and the soul of a sports car … drool.