ago next week, in September, 1986, I started my university career at McGill University. That was when I first moved to the city I’ve made my home, and became, eventually, one of the most important turning points in my life. Coincidentally, next week I return to McGill, this time to teach a class in the graduate certificate program in e-commerce. I’m teaching one section of the Internet Design and Analysis course (with Ed Bilodeau, who founded the initial version of the course). That means two things: first, it’s kind of cool to be associating myself with McGill in a formal manner again, and second, I’ve been incredibly busy preparing, and falling slightly behind schedule… so this space may be a little sparse in the next while.
Archives for August 2001
over at News.com today called HailStorm promise and threat remain distant. Don’t bother to read it though. The quick summary is, “OK, we at MS don’t know our business model for all this stuff, so let’s just lock everyone in to our world… the money’s sure to come from somewhere, someday.” Followed by a sly wink, of course. Anyone who believes that Microsoft doesn’t know exactly how they’re going to get lots of money from every conceivable source from this whole thing hasn’t been following along.
, mildly flawed but nonetheless interesting article in NetSlaves called The Failure of Tech Journalism, by Steve Gilliard. He could have stayed just a touch more on-topic. The bits about Salon were right on, IMO, but a bit out of place. Could have been a couple of different, though related, articles. Maybe.
: Just say no to Yes. As in the band, Yes. They’re playing tomorrow night her in the city that never forgot Prog Rock. Ugh.