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October 31st, 2006

National Defense Becomes Green

The dramatic increase in gasoline prices over the summer combined with the perception that oil revenues fund terrorism has created a new perception on the need for the U.S. to import oil. It is now becoming clear to a growing number of Americans that dependency on foreign oil compromises our security. In a recent poll […]

 

 

October 30th, 2006

I Sense a Tipping Point on Energy

I sense a tipping point in the realm of energy and alternative energy. In an earlier post I strongly argued that we need to solve the energy problem to save ourselves. That was back in May. Since then I have followed the subject closely and think that we may well be approaching a tipping point […]

 

 

October 25th, 2006

Disintermediation Update – On-Line Brokerages

The stock brokerage business was one of the first industries that was fundamentally disintermediated by the Internet. In an earlier post I both wrote about the history of the stock brokerage business and about William Yeh, the Chairman of Sogo Invest. Yeh was the man who, by launching SogoInvest where active traders could take advantage […]

 

 

October 23rd, 2006

Disintermediation Update – Real Estate

Disintermediation is a favorite subject here. Regular readers know that I believe that we are in one of those historical eras when the world gets reorganized. As I have defined it in earlier posts, disintermediation always occurs during these significant periods and there is usually a dominant agent of disintermediation that forces the reorganization. In […]

 

 

October 17th, 2006

300 Million – Part Two

So, today we are now a country of 300 million people facing an uncertain future together.  What are the issues that we will have to deal with as a country as our population grows from this number, and what can we anticipate as we look at global population growth? The United States currently has an […]

 

 

October 16th, 2006

300 Million – Part One

Tomorrow, October 17, 2006 will be the day when the population of the United States of America will become 300 million.  It will most likely get a lot of coverage, as round, big numbers always have a fascination for the media.  In and of itself it is a non-event, as why is the 300 millionth […]

 

 

October 12th, 2006

My First Thought Was: This Must be Monty Python

A few days ago I was flying back from a vacation in Austria. On the first leg of the journey home, from Vienna to London, I flew on British Airways and, walking on to the plane picked up a couple of British Sunday Newspapers. When reading “The Sunday Telegraph”, evidently a respected paper, I was […]

 

 

September 29th, 2006

Sergey and Larry Do the Right Thing

Sergey Brin and Larry Page are of course the founders of Google.  That fact, in and of itself would be enough to respect them and praise them.  Simply based on influence, Google has become practically oracular in today’s world.  Not since the oracle of Delphi stood astride the rift in the ground has something had […]

 

 

September 26th, 2006

The Speed of Change is Ever Accelerating

This week in New York I attended the OMMA Conference, produced by Media Post.  The acronym stands for On-line Media, Marketing & Advertising.  Basically this was a gathering of those who work in the Internet space and focus on delivering marketing messages to people.  The title of the conference was “The Internet:  Back on Speed”, […]

 

 

September 25th, 2006

Once Again it Starts in California

In the last half of the twentieth century many of the major social, political and cultural trends in the United States started in California.  The worship of the car and the surrounding car culture, the glorification of suburbia via sitcoms, surfing, music, the drug and counter-culture,  free speech and student protest, progressive public higher education, […]

 

 

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