Salon: Assimilating the Web. …

Salon: Assimilating the Web. Resistance is futile.

In college, I had an amazing professor, Dr. Gershon, who taught me about the increasing consolidation of “transnational media corporations” through the many mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment industry in the mid to late 1990’s. I specifically remember him telling my class that within five years, there would be only a handful of large media conglomerates. He cited News Corporation and Microsoft as two to watch. Rebecca also has a couple of good links under “media ownership”.

A reader sent in this recipe for a Jewish food called Gribbenes. Oh. My. God.

ZDNet: “Sun Microsystems Monday announced that the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) would implement up to 25,000 units of its StarOffice 5.2 software.

An article on choosing a Content Management System.

Bruce Perens has some great things to say in the Silicon Valley Roundtable which includes comments from Microsoft’s Craig Mundie.

Migrating to Linux: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Defenestrating Windows. Another article about leaving the Windows world behind and moving towards Linux.

An introduction to Linux/Unix programming

What’s So Bad About Microsoft? From a Software User’s Perspective

Here’s an interesting (long) paper called “Killing the Duck to Keep the Quack” that discusses the infrastructure necessary for the effective management and preservation of digital resources.

OSOpinion: Deconstructing Microsoft

So, I’m skipping my 10-year high school class reunion this summer. I simply don’t want to stand around in a rented party hall (in Northern Michigan, no less) looking at pictures of kids and being dragged out to the parking lot to see the big trucks all the guys are driving. Ah, their pride and joy. Me, I own more than six computers and don’t have a car. To each his own, I guess.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 26, 2001 08:28 PM