September 06, 2007

Stat of the Day: Virtual Friends

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“Nearly 40% of men and 53% of women who play online games said their virtual friends were equal to or better than their real-life friends, according to a survey of 30,000 gamers conducted by Nick Yee, a recent PhD graduate from Stanford U. More than a quarter of gamers said the emotional highlight of the past week occurred in a computer world, according to the survey, which was published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press' journal Presence.”
- Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2007

Written while groovin' to Brother Ali - Rain Water (Bonus Track) from the album “You Can`t Imagine How Much Fun We`re Having” by Atmosphere

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September 05, 2007

New iPods

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A big day for Apple. New iPods with stuff the other guys missed the boat on. Oh, and the Zune dropped $50 yesterday...totally coincidental.

Written while groovin' to The Park from the album “The Reminder” by Feist

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September 03, 2007

The new Face of Entrepreneurialism

The French do have a word for it but this new entrepreneurialism was born out of Mountain View's own Google...look no further than Ashley Qualls, age 17:

At 17 going on 37 (at least), Ashley is very much an Internet professional. In the less than two years since Whateverlife took off, she has dropped out of high school, bought a house, helped launch artists such as Lily Allen, and rejected offers to buy her young company. Although Ashley was flattered to be offered $1.5 million and a car of her choice--as long as the price tag wasn't more than $100,000--she responded, in effect, Whatever. :) “I don't even have my license yet,” she says.

Written while groovin' to Rhinestone Cowboy from the album “Madvillainy” by Madvillain

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