Evening Reading: 6/19/07

I saw a bumper sticker today that blew my mind.  It was plastered across the back window of a minivan.  It said “Show Dogs, Don’t Tailgate.”  Are you kidding me!?  If I was barreling out of control and I saw that, it would be like a giant, irresistible bull’s eye.

A city without advertising.

Not in my case it won’t.  My computer is a bloatware-free zone.  The PC Doctor has more advice for avoiding software you don’t want. 

@Jeff Pulver:  In the real world, absolutely.  Particularly if the Blackberry user is someone charging by the hour for attending the meeting.  I have clients who have policies against their employees using Blackberries during meetings.  My policy is that if I am a material part of the discussion, I will not look at my Blackberry.  No one is so indispensable they can’t wait a hour to reply to an email.  Uninterrupted Blackberry use is more about addiction than efficiency.

I know (hope) this is tongue in cheek but the sentence “Zingfu just hooked up with Bebo to offer Zingfu within Bebo Widgets” is a more damning indictment of Web 2.0 than anything I could ever write.  I’m thinking about making it the slogan for this blog.  Really.

Paul Stamatiou has a detailed review of the Slim Devices Squeezebox.  Mama’s got a squeeze box she wears on her chest and when daddy comes home he never gets no rest, and all that.

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