Tom Foremski

In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the blog Silicon Valley Watcher — reporting on the collision of media and technology. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading computer journals and newspapers around the world. Silicon Valley has become a Media Valley.

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A reader writes...on conversationisms

A reader writes...on conversationisms

This was in response by reader yusoshi to my post on Conversation Overload, I dragged it out of the comments section because because it is well written and adds to the conversation (!)"I think Tom really hits the nail on the head with this article.

March 6, 2006 by in Collaboration

Google says it will run out of people

Google says it will run out of people

According to the latest report from Merrill Lynch, authored by Lauren Fine, GOOG CFO George Reyes spoke at the Merrill Lynch investor conference and said: "importantly, for the first time, Reyes did say that the law of large numbers will likely start to come into play."If you are wondering what the law of large numbers means in the context of Google, here is a quote from GOOG CEO Eric Schmidt in a Washington Post story from  May 13 2005.

February 28, 2006 by in Google

Anti-censorship and anti-click fraud?

Anti-censorship and anti-click fraud?

San Diego based Anonymizer is developing a technology to help Chinese internet users avoid the Chinese government's censorship efforts. It is a neat idea, however, it looks like it would make it nearly impossible to detech click-fraud--the practice of clicking on ads to make money.

February 25, 2006 by in Networking

Could Internet users help fight terrorism?

Could Internet users help fight terrorism?

Could we organize a SETI-like approach to finding terrorists so that we can put a stop to this perpetual war?Couldn't we all just take a few acres of remote countryside, fresh digital satellite images, and see if we could spot resupply activities, suspicious movements, or other signs of Osama Bin Laden and his allies?

February 21, 2006 by in Tech Industry

The high resoultion of reality

The high resoultion of reality

I've been away from the blogosphere, or rather mediasphere for three days, and I noticed that it is still here.I spent those moments with my kids and I've grown to like spending my time offline.

February 20, 2006 by in Telcos

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