Andrew Keen

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Dave Winer gets naked

Dave Winer gets naked

Dave Winer thinks he's found the future of advertising on the Internet. I hope he's wrong. Because if Dave's vision ever becomes real, then media will become an endless commercial break of fast talking car salesmen stripping down to their underpants to sell us a Nissan

April 21, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

HP reinvents sex

HP reinvents sex

HP have reinvented sex in computers with their new range of piano-black PCs with highly refined silver trim and blue LED lights. Finally, PCs are as sophisticated on the outside as they are on the inside. And all thanks to Satjiv Chahil and his team of designers at HP.

April 18, 2007 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Earth to Craig Newmark: what Internet are you on?

Earth to Craig Newmark: what Internet are you on?

Craig Newmark things people on the Internet is trustworthy and "deeply okay". He obviously hasn't been reading the news recently. What, we wonder, would Craig have to say about live suicides on the Internet or the quadrupling of serious child abuse cases online. Earth to Craig -- what Internet are you on?

April 16, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Google doubleclicks on advertising

Google doubleclicks on advertising

So what does the Google acquisition of Doubleclick tell us? It says that Google isn't an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Mountain View or a do-no-evil NGO or a research department of Stanford University. It isn't even a search engine. No. Google is a remarkably profitable business that is cornering the market for selling all forms of advertising on the Internet.

April 15, 2007 by in Google

Tim O'Reilly's code of (mis)conduct

Tim O'Reilly's code of (mis)conduct

Tim O'Reilly blames messed-up people for corrupting the blogosphere. He wants a code of conduct that will clean up the anonymous Internet. But he's unwilling to sanction any sort of government intervention. He's wrong. What we need is the outlawing of anonymity. That's the only way to clean up the cyberswamp.

March 29, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Best of Show -- Video-On-The-Net

Best of Show -- Video-On-The-Net

My awards from Video-on-the-Net 2007. These don't reflect the interests of my sponsors interests or the fact that I'm an investor in QOOF or that I'm manufacturing a range of Jeff Jarvis boblehead dolls.

March 23, 2007 by in Apple