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Lest we forget, the deterioration of mental faculties strikes us all...Shall we chafe? Or take it in stride...Let us stride better; and celebrate with a congratulatory phone call
Beginning with the first days of World War II - and cleverly viewed through the eyes of a very young child in Germany - Coming Up For Air takes the reader on a touching and thought-provoking journey as they follow the tiny protagonist, who doesn't quite understand the context of her life. Interspersed with historical facts, this is not only a quite delightful and entertaining read, but it also contains information of value to later generations, an emotive trip down memory lane for those of us who remember, and – lest we forget – a humbling lesson for all.
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RICK STENGEL (Time Magazine Managing Editor): “TIME Magazine’s person of the year for 2010 is Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, the CEO of Facebook.” (NBC)
Status update! Mark Zuckerberg is…person of the year. Like? Or is now a good time to invent the dislike button? Some in the media say Zuck deserves it- others say- Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange- was robbed.
Assange was named runner-up. TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel says, the men are two sides of the same coin.
RICK STENGEL (TIME Magazine Managing Editor): “They both say ‘Hey, we want transparency and openness.’ But what Assange is doing is he wants transparency to bring down institutions, to bring down governments, to level them. Zuckerberg wants transparency and openness to bring people together. Two different visions.”
But Computerworld’s Richi Jennings calls that comparison quote “blissful ignorance” and points out – Assange was the overwhelming winner of TIME’s online poll, where people- not editors-picked the winner.
“…what's the point of asking for votes, if you're going to go ahead and choose an unpopular choice? And why Zuckerberg in 2010? It's hardly a move demonstrating insight or foresight. Last year, or 2008, perhaps…”
So what’s changed for Zuck this year? For one thing- Facebook now has nearly 600 million users. If it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.
But 2010 wasn’t all blue skies and butterflies for the tech giant. The Social Network hit theaters in October- a pretty successful movie that painted a not-so-pretty picture of Zuck.
PaidContent’s David Kaplan points out another 2010 change- Zuckerberg got a lot less awkward.
“More than anything else, this ...shows off how much more polished and media savvy the Facebook founder has become … (though favorable coverage can make anyone look good, of course).”
So Facebook was a big deal in 2010. But so was Wikileaks. Was TIME just playing it safe with Zuckerberg? CNN’s Don Lemon speculates: Assange may have been the riskier choice- but- remember this?
Behold…the 1938 person of the year…Adolf Hitler.
And lest we forget…1939’s winner: Joseph Stalin.
TIME’s Lev Grossman admits- it’s true- Person of the Year is not a prize.
LEV GROSSMAN (Tech Writer, TIME): “This is our best attempt to figure out who changed the world the most this year, who changed people’s lives the most this year, for better or for worse.”
Finally- a ZDNet blogger points out- TIME’s top choices have a long history of ticking people off.
“…ranting about Time’s Person of the Year is an annual ritual. In some respects, Zuckerberg taking the... crown is almost the same as when Time gave ‘You’ the crown in 2006.”
Yeah, that one was interesting.
Besides Assange, the Tea Party, the Chilean miners, and Hamid Karzai round out the runners up list. To take a look at all of TIME’s “people who mattered”, visit *******www.time****/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2036683,00.html
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Its a story rife with allegations of theft -- and a game of Google said, Bing said.
"Google is firing some serious accusations at the search engine Bing today. Google says Bing is copying its search results. It says it did some tests to prove it. Microsoft, which owns Bing, denies copying anything from Google." (ABC)
Those "tests" were really what Google calls a “sting operation”, put into effect to confirm its suspicions that Bing was stealing Google’s secret formulas.
Mashable reports, Google created fake results for misspelled words users would never search. When these same results started showing up on Bing -- Google cried foul.
But CNN reports, not only isn’t Bing phased by the so-called sting -- it’s taking the high road.
“Bing did not deny that it took Google into account when producing its own search results, but suggested they were only one factor among many... [Bing vice president Harry Shum] shrugged off Google's sting as ‘a creative tactic by a competitor, and we'll take it as a back-handed compliment.’”
Jameson Berkow of London’s Financial Post puts Google on the spot for being so up in arms- asking, “How can the company which makes its information public be upset about ‘stealing?’”
“Considering the Google business model is one of open-source access to its products - lest we forget smartphone makers the world over can access the immensely valuable Google Android platform entirely for free - the company’s outrage over this issue is perhaps difficult to understand. The words childish and juvenile have been tossed around quite liberally in various online commentaries on the story …”
CBS’ Larry Dignan says, keep in mind --- in this age of technology, everything is copied to some extent.
Here he lists several examples showing that even Google’s ideas came from somewhere.
But in the bigger picture, Dignan says this dispute means Google sees a valid competitor in Bing.
“There's no way Google would give a rat's ass how its public results were being used if it wasn't worried about Bing ... “
On a similar note Business Insider’s Dan Frommer gives Microsoft credit where credit is due --- at least it’s trying to copy the best.
“Yes, it's embarrassing how Microsoft got caught -….Yes, it's even more humiliating knowing that Microsoft burns about half a billion dollars a quarter on Bing, only to find out that some of that ‘investment’ is developing the ‘copy Google’ part of the algorithm. But it's actually not stupid. Because, let's admit it, everyone copies everyone. So if you're going to copy, at least copy the best, no?”
So what do you think? Is Bing taking a fake swing at the search engine thing? Or -- doth Google protest too much?
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