Vodafone news of the day

March 26th, 2013

Vodafone news of the day:

The only deal that makes sense is to sell the whole of Vodafone to Verizon.
That is obvious.
The main people it does not make sense to are the Vodafone senior management.
So I will suggest a solution for Mr Colao.
The deal should be done with termination payments – huge ones – maybe a cumulative half a billion dollars.

That’s how much Vodafone shareholders, at least some of them, would like to get rid of today’s management; and have Verizon buy Vodafone, instead of any kind of partial deal.

The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It:

People ask what the next web will be like, but there won’t be a next web. The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream.

I can follow the observations, but I can’t imagine what David Gelernter’s future will look like. Maybe you can?

IRC is dead, long live IRC

January 7th, 2013

IRC is dead, long live IRC:

It’s clear that overall IRC usage, both in terms of users as well as channels, has been in steady decline for many years. In fact, IRC has lost 60% of its users since 2003, a dramatic fall in numbers for any service.

A nice bit of internet history… My usage of IRC probably around 2003, pretty much in line with the trend that they see.

Via TechCrunch.

The one big thing that newspaper visionaries didn’t foresee:

It’s easy to forget sometimes that the world wide web has been around for more than two decades now, or that it has caused massive and ongoing disruption of almost every form of content from books and newspapers to music and movies.

Interesting read!


May 2nd, 2009

Wo zeigt das Zürcher Polizeidepartement eine up-to-date Übersicht über die Verkehrslage auf Zürichs Hauptverkehrsachsen?



Whatever Happened to the Top 15 Web Properties of April, 1999?

Welches Endzeit-Szenario wird heute durch schlecht implementierte Zufallszahlengeneratoren verursacht?

Wieso will Microsoft Facebook kaufen, und als einzige Zugriff auf alle Daten und Informationen haben?


Was passiert, wenn man fremde Domains für Informationsmails benutzt?

Wie sichert man sich neue Zuschauer, noch bevor sie auf der Welt sind?