I have just realized that FOIB and ianbell.com passed their 10-year anniversary some time in 2009 without me really marking the event.Â During that time I’ve authored thousands of articles, missives, and comments that have been shared from my online pulpit and you, dear reader, have astonishingly tolerated it all with few complaints.Â Thanks! Lately […]Read more "The 10 Most Disappointing Technologies of the 2000s"
This just in:Â Vancouver has been ranked fourth on the world’s list of least affordable cities.Â This is well ahead of cities like Manhattan, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Hong Kong.Â As most rational people know, the city’s thundering real estate market has been bolstered by rampant speculation and constant construction of new condominiums.. but […]Read more "Still a lot more bottom in Vancouver Real Estate"
Hey, Mr. Hedge Fund genius… times are about to get tough as New York’s streets get rougher from all those homeless former high-risk mortgage-holders, newly laid off by their investment bank employers. But you’re still doing OK, thanks to the U.S. Congress. So why not hook yourself up with a bulletproof ride? Absolutely, you say? […]Read more "Order your Bailout Benz today!"
If I had a category on my blog called “cautionary tales for bachelors”, this would be the headliner story. It informs the wisdom of an increasingly common practise, whereby when you meet some reasonably attractive yet complex member of the opposite sex, you’re tempted to Google her name and/or look her up in Wikipedia. According […]Read more "Rachel Marsden: On the warpath again!"
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/21/magazine/magazinespecial/ MFMERHANT.html September 21, 2003 Waiting For Spielberg By MATTHEW ROSE Unlike most urban legends, the one about the Iranian exile stuck at the Paris airport for 15 years is true. Surrounded by a mountain of his possessions near the Paris Bye Bye lounge at Terminal 1 in Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Merhan Karimi […]Read more "Waiting For Spielberg.."
Begin forwarded message: > Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:01:30 -0400 > Subject: Article: High-Tech Heroin > From: Richard Forno > > High-Tech Heroin > Richard Forno > > (c) 2003 by Author. All Rights Reserved. > Permission granted to redistribute this article in its entirety with > credit > to author. > > Dostoevsky […]Read more "Richard Forno article on “high tech heroin”"
Begin forwarded message: > From: Tom > Date: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:08:13 PM US/Pacific > To: fork [at] xent [dot] com > Subject: Time Warner Sues Apt. Over Wireless Theft > > > Time Warner Sues Apt. Over Wireless Theft > By Harry Berkowitz > Staff Writer > > September 15, 2003, 7:00 PM […]Read more "Time Warner Sues Apt. Over Wireless Theft"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19860-2003Sep16.html washingtonpost.com Software Aimed at Blocking VeriSign’s Search Program By Anick Jesdanun AP Internet Writer Tuesday, September 16, 2003; 4:00 PM NEW YORK — The developer of software that essentially guides Web surfers sought Tuesday to neutralize a controversial service designed to help users who mistype Internet addresses. The Internet Software Consortium, the nonprofit organization […]Read more "Verisign’s At It Again.."
http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,3959,1261487,00.asp September 10, 2003 A Letter to President Bush ByÂ Tom Steinert-Threlkeld Dear President Bush: You probably don’t know Joel Phagoo. He is a 21-year-old college student who decided to go fishing in New York’s Jamaica Bay with his kid brother and a cousin. They ended up washing up just off Runway 4 Right at […]Read more "Insecurity Amid Massive Security Spending.."
Thank you, Recording Industry Association of America, for protecting us from the vast hordes of ruthless villains singularly bent on the destruction of our economic system. And the first perpetrator on the hit parade? A 12-Year-Old girl who lives in the Projects. Thank god she’s off the streets. I feel safer now. -Ian. ——- http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cidR8&ncidR8&e=1&u=/ap/ […]Read more "RIAA Settles With 12-Year-Old…"