If I didn’t …

If I didn’t already think AOL IM was dominated by teenagers, this IM I just got confirms it:

Irish0099: DitzyChicka21: U have been hit with the make-out chain! You have ten minutes to send this to 12 people. If you send it to 12 people in ten minutes, you will make out with your crush within twenty four hours. If you dont send it to 12 people in 10 minutes, you will have bad luck with kissing for the rest of your life. Good Luck

I will be attending the Meet-the-Makers conference/peer meeting in NYC on April 23. If you are coming I’ll see you there.

A company called Siruis is trying to kill WiFi (802.11 networking) because it could potentially interfere with their lame and unproven technology that uses the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. I guess no one told Sirius that they needed to shit or get off the pot.

My long-time readers know that I’ve ranted and raved about how innovative the writing of Jim Munroe is. His two books Angry Young Spaceman and Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask are some of the most inventive, funny and fresh science fiction to have hit the bookshelves in quite some time. So, last week at SXSW I was having lunch with Cory Doctorow and mentioned that he ought to read Jim’s work. Turns out that Cory and Jim are old pals from way back (both are from Toronto). I forgot about this conversation until Cory pointed to something Jim put on his Web site the other day. Hee hee, reminds me of Paul Rosa’s Idiot Letters, which is one of the better bathroom reading books I have.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at March 17, 2002 10:02 PM