In this delightful crowd-pleaser shown at a 1998 Microsoft conference, right around the kickoff of the federal antitrust case against the company, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer take on the characters of Doug and Steve Butabi. Too bad they couldn't get Steve Jobs to play Richard Grieco.
In the New Yorker, Eli Grober rewrote the opening sentences of iconic novels to make them reflect the (sur)reality of today. Here are a few of my favorites: "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But, mostly, it was the worst of… READ THE REST
The New Yorker went into the depths of Dell to understand the tech history that resulted in an iconic pandemic moment when a live-streamed lawyer became a cat in court. READ THE REST
IsTheShipStillStuck.com follows in the great tradition of sites like AbeVigoda.com and IsItAJewishHolidayToday.com. (For those who haven't been following, a massive container ship is blocking the Suez Canal apparently after taking a route shaped like a penis and testicles.) READ THE REST
If you're running a website, you want people to visit that website. Presumably. Wild guess. If you're going through the work and cost of operating a website just to dump your thoughts on the web, that's cool. Diary is probably safer, but whatever. Back to the point at hand: If you're operating a website, you… READ THE REST
How do you protect yourself from everybody online trying to get all up in your business? And we aren't just talking about cybercriminals and other malevolent black hats rummaging around the internet either. We also mean all those "legitimate" businesses that use trackers, cookies, and other online tricks to harvest as much usable information from… READ THE REST
Everybody strives for truly unique home decor. That would seem to make a lot of sense, because who wants the same stuff that everybody else has? Of course, unique often translates to handmade, so unless you've got a knack for carpentry or know a great art dealer, unique can be both tough and costly to… READ THE REST