They have completed a working draft of the human genome. I would have been interested in this a couple of years ago. Now, though, it’s painfully obvious that a) this is going to be yet another scene in the ‘fuck everyone, we own this shit’ drama; b) it’s intrinsically boring. Proof? One of the researchers was quoted as saying having the map is “like being given the best book in the world, but it’s in Russian, and it’s incredibly boring to read.”
Archives for June 2000
advertisers – or at least make fun of ’em, but advertising is important, both for the sheer money that sinks down that hole and for communicating current trends (although they’re often only marginally ahead of Time, which is to say hopelessly behind). Even more interesting is the ad industry as a bellwether in its own right. And, in that vein, Ad Age has noticed people pulling back from advertising in industry rags.
more proof that Netsol is nasty, they’re now planning to auction unpaid domain names. They’re basically blackmailing their own clients. Of course, people should pay on time, for sure. But you don’t hold it over their head, you develop adequate processes to inform and collect from your customers in a timely fashion.
from this move yesterday by getting out of town for the night. It was a short trip, but much needed. I awoke this morning to a hard rainfall; the noise of the drops permeated the whole house, which is a really soothing sound. Then I made some eggs, it cleared up, and I drove home. Now that I have somewhere inside to keep it, I’ve brought my bike back from the country house so I can start riding to work in the morning.