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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Google Swallows Kaltix
Personalized search firm Kaltix was acquired by Google today. Back in August, CNET ran a piece on Kaltix that mentioned they hoped to out-Google Google. If you can't beat em ... join em.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Making Broadband Bloom
Business 2.0: Making Broadband Bloom - Interesting piece by George Gilder regarding the state of broadband in the US as compared to Korea. It sounds like our government has really made a mess or our telecom industry. If our govt would ease back on the regulations we could have the broadband to the home nirvana (and the business boom to follow) that Korea has.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Busy
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Work has just been crazy and life on the homefront has been busy as well. My wife and I are in the middle of the adoption process. We are adopting a little girl from South Korea. On Friday, after 4.5 months of waiting, we received our referral (specific child identified, pictures, information, etc.). Needless to say we're pretty excited. Three - four months from now we'll be able to travel to pick her up. I posted pictures online of gorgeous little daughter-to-be so that I could easily share the pictures with friends and family. Meet Katie.

Monday, September 08, 2003

The Coming Job Boom?
Business 2.0: The Coming Job Boom - Forget those grim unemployment numbers. Demographic forces are about to put a squeeze on the labor supply that will make it feel like 1999 all over again. I'd love to believe this will be the case in the next year or two. All I know is that in the midwest reports of layoffs continue to dominate the employment news landscape.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

And just when I'm starting to finally enjoy DVDs
CBS MarketWatch: Report: DVDs will soon be obsolete - Streaming and paid downloads will drive people "to connect to entertainment, not own it," the report says. . It seems like it will still be awhile before video-on-demand is in use by your average household ... but ... I have to agree with the assessment. "Hard" media is on its deathbed.