Let me begin with a quote from The Matrix Reloaded. Neo uses the word "hope" just before exiting through the door on his left, prompting The Architect to say:
Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.
Think about that when you get all excited for Barack Obama and his platform of hope.
Here are my weekly notes:
- I watched the Bill Gates keynote at CES tonight. It could very well be his last, unfortunately. I have to say it was kind of disappointing. Sure he had Slash come on stage to play guitar, but there were only a few announcements, and none of them were earth-shattering. Ah well, it’s still Bill, and he’ll be missed.
- One of the announcements was that starting this spring, the Zune will be sold in Canada! Another was that NBC and Microsoft have teamed up to build a Silverlight powered website for the Beijing Olympics.
- From Techvibes, the Alberta Start-up Index for January 2008. I’m happy to see that Podcast Spot made the list!
- Apparently in Times Square, NY there is one Starbucks for every 0.04 square miles, or one for every 1442 people. Incredible!
- Here’s a mostly complete list of Web/Technology Acquisitions for 2007.
- I meant to blog about this one before. The New York Times has an awesome feature available, titled 2007: The Year in Pictures. I know you’re probably sick of 2007 stuff, but do check it out.
- You probably heard that Warner Brothers have decided to drop HD DVD support and will focus exclusively on Blu-ray. It could mean the end for HD DVD, despite recent remarks from Toshiba to the contrary. Looks like the format war will be over a lot sooner than anyone expected.
- There’s just two days until the New Hampshire primary. I’m excited!