Wired News: Gibson Kicks the Blogging Habit
Writer William Gibson will wind up his hugely popular weblog
within a few weeks, out of fears that it might stifle his creative thinking about his next novel.
"I think it's in its last couple of weeks," he said. "I do know from doing it that it's not something I can do when I'm actually working. Somehow the ecology of writing novels wouldn't be able to exist if I'm in daily contact. The watched pot never boils," he added with a laugh.
Apple unveils music store
The Mac maker launches a service with 99-cent downloads and few copy restrictions.
The Brewster Blog
So it's Wednesday. I'm unemployed and spending a good majority of my time tweaking fonts and colors in Photoshop for what, I promise, will be a very respectable upgrade from my website Version 2002. What will it have, you ask? Well, in my streamlined approach for 2003, the home page will have just three links: one to this blog, one to my resume, and one to information on my fundraising and marathon training. The latter will have links to info on last year's training and fundraising including my as-promised Honolulu Journal and an interactive map of my exeperience running the Honolulu Marathon. Then, finally, I am working on the links to this year's AIDS Marathon, which I have decided to train and raise money for again.
Everything You Need to Know About the Emerging Technology Conference Is Right Here
The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference runs from Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25 at the Westin Santa Clara. The best seat in the house is the front row of the Santa Clara Ballroom. But if you can't make the show, then here's the hitchhiker's guide to all of the breaking news.
Laptop sales lift Apple earnings
Buoyed by strong laptop sales, Apple Computer on Wednesday posted second-quarter earnings and sales that narrowly topped analysts' estimates. For the three months ended March 29, Apple posted earnings of $14 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $1.475 billion. That compares with earnings of $40 million, or 11 cents per share, on revenue of $1.495 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Apple was expected to post earnings of 2 cents per share on revenue of $1.46 billion, according to earnings tracking firm First Call. In January, Apple predicted that it would have a "slight profit" with sales roughly flat with the $1.47 billion it posted for the December quarter.
Nintendo drops aim for GameCube sales
Japanese game giant Nintendo says that sales of its GameCube console are coming in well below forecasts.
The company announced in a statement Monday that it expects to report sales of 5.6 million GameCube units for the company's fiscal year, which ended March 31. That compares with lowered sales forecasts, provided late last year, that called for sales of 10 million to 12 million units.
Nintendo has been locked in a contest with Microsoft to claim second place in the lucrative video game market, behind market leader Sony, whose PlayStation 2 console surpassed the 50 million-unit mark early this year.
AppleInsider: Apple's Pay-per-song Music Service Due This Month
The current buzz around Apple Computer centers mostly around an in-house music download service integrated directly into iTunes, the company’s digital music jukebox software. Rolling Stone has even written about such a service, which will be backed by almost all of the major record labels. As the public unveiling of this service draws near, details have begun to emerge. Sources are reporting that the service will be built directly into iTunes, suggesting an anticipated update to Apple’s digital jukebox software. This version of iTunes will permit users to purchase music on a per-song basis, allowing the user to preview 30-second streamed audio clips of selected songs. Purchasing songs will be as simple as clicking a button once having signed up for Apple’s 1-Click purchasing, similar to how ordering prints is implemented in iPhoto.
Welcome! This site was created to collect photographs. But not just any photograph - we specifically want pictures where you are the subject in the photo and you are the photographer too!
The Game Neverending
This is the official site of The Game Neverending, a new massively-multiplayer game you can play in your Web browser. We recently ended our prototype testing phase, and are now engaged in developing the real thing. Beta testing will start this spring.
When we're done, you'll be able to develop your character and hone your talents, design a home, learn to steal, build your social network, open a business, create new locations, or make a fortune.
Start your own krazy kult or People's Revolutionary Pajama Party, publish a newspaper, make, discover or invent new objects ... this'd be a long list if we finished it.
But it doesn't end, and we'll get the ball rolling, but you'll be creating and changing this world — in collaboration with thousands of other smart, creative players.
At times it would tear out whole chapters from books, Or put roomfuls of pictures askew on their hooks.