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Archive for January, 2008

Wild season

by henrycopeland
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Don’t tell the WGA, but it looks like Borat has been ghost-writing Ron Paul’s newsletter for decades.

NBCUni is kicking CES-A with its booth-blogging. Wish I’d made it to their party with Frampton. Jon Accarino has a great round up of CES product launches.

Computer ripoffs and a movie review

by henrycopeland
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

After seeing a $25 price-tag for a simple USB cable at Staples, I went around the corner to Intrex and bought a longer cable for $4. Hope I’m sufficiently scarred to never again buy anything wired from Staples.

I loved “I am legend” though it’s not a great movie for anyone scared of the dark. Despite the horror, the movie was gently understated, whether in Smith’s identification with Shrek or the location for his daily vigils for other survivors. How many non-NYers notice that the decrepit spot that the Will Smith returns to daily to broadcast for other survivors is the same place that the helicopter bearing his family took off during the NYC evacuation.

2008 predictions

by henrycopeland
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

I’m gonna sound like a sheep and admit that 2008 is the year that at least one of the following happens:

a) the Internet bubble bursts, taking an avalanche of social networking start-ups down with it.

b) there’s a run on at least one major US bank.

c) one dollar buys one half a Euro.

d) journalists go berserk profiling The Crashing Wave of Retiring Baby Boomers.

e) NYT goes private. (So yes, cover your shorts.)

Caveat: my predictions are usually 23 months early, so perhaps this post should be titled, “December 2009 predictions.”

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