Monthly Archives: March 2001

Modern boys and mobile girls: … I’m so glad William Gibson has a new book coming out. The otaku, the passionate obsessive, the information age’s embodiment of the connoisseur, more concerned with the accumulation of data than of objects, seems a natural crossover figure in today’s interface of British and Japanese cultures. I see it […]

The blues: … Here’s hoping Morgan Freeman gets ’em, or doesn’t. Or something like that. “We’re going to open sometime this summer, maybe in June, maybe in May, maybe not until in July,” he says. “I have a partner down there, and we’ve just built a restaurant that is really exciting and good. And because […]

Exley marks the spot: … where activism rocks. “If you have something interesting to put out there, then the Internet drops the physical barriers,” he says. “Anyone can publish a Web site, so what’s our excuse?”

I have no business grinning: … at Stacey’s friend’s quip.

Two from Wired: … on photography and networking. “If you’re out in the street for a shot it’s pretty scary, man,” Maher says. “You could pretty easily get hit by a car or a bus. Buses are the worst. It’s always scary with traffic. You never know what people are going to do.” —– Finally, […]

Back in black: … goes the text for this man’s blog, ’cause that periwinkle / cornflower blue wasn’t cutting it.

Numbers on Napster: … may portend a return to the ethos of its early days. According to data from entertainment research firm Webnoize, the number of Napster users on the system at any given time has dropped from 1.5 million in mid-March to 1.1 million as of Friday — a one-week decline of more than […]

My iBook’s on X-tacy: … Sitting in the cafe at the Berkeley Bowl, watching the sun through a solid scrim of grey clouds, flipping through a leftover copy of the Bay Area Reporter and blogging (whoo-HA!) on OS X via a preview version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1. Now, if enough people are distracted by […]

Saturday afternoon’s all right for writing: … Recently acquired? Apple’s OS X and an optical Pro Mouse from ComputerWare on University Avenue. Missing in action? Four or five trees that used to grow out of planters at the southwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street, by the once-and-future site of the Berkeley Main Library. […]

Crossing borders, creating home: … This earns the wife her latest byline.