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The local tech-news media is littered with stories about the demise of
Flying Pig this morning -- it's almost as if they were surprised that
the concrete porker couldn't fly.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
So another of NZ's internet high-flyers hits the pan -- and I'm pretty
sure we'll soon be seeing other similar crashes due to ill-conceived business
models or just plain inept management.
Hey, I'm not saying that making money on the Net is easy -- if it was then
everyone would be doing it, right?
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The Wheels Fall Off Microsoft's Deal
I bet there are a few execs at Microsoft who are feeling rather nervous
The apparent miracle deal that was forged between itself and the US DOJ
looks as if it might be scuttled by the reluctance of a growing number
of states to accept it.
Just when MS thought it was out of hot water, its fate may once again be
back in the hands of the courts.
About this time every year I ask readers what they think would be the
ultimate computer or Net-related Christmas gift.
Surprisingly, it seems to be getting harder not easier to come up with
a gizmo or service that would make the average computer-user's heart
It looks as if we're being spoilt by ever-faster processors, ever-cheaper
RAM and ever larger hard drives.
Exactly what would get your juices flowing this year?
A nice shiny new copy of Windows XP?
A 3G mobile phone with MP3 player?
It's time to spill the beans -- let me know what you'd like. Who knows,
maybe Santa reads Aardvark :-)
I'm tossing up whether or not it's worth running the Aardvark Awards for
They're a hell of a lot of work and there are already a plethora of different
awards that get handed out at this time of the year.
You tell me -- are the Aardvark awards distinctive enough to warrant all that
fuss and bother?
As you all know, Aardvark doesn't carry advertising -- but if you tell me that
the awards are worthwhile, I'll be looking for a sponsor so anyone looking
to secure such a valuable piece of exposure can contact me now.
Save The Aardvark Fund
Yes, I have had several donations to the Aardvark fund and I thank those
who put their money where their mouse is :-)
If guilt is gnawing away inside you then there's still time to donate.
Just drop by and
hand over your loot.
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