End April 27 Column
Neal Vitale: Day One In The Desert

New Google Stuff, Time-Warner Backdown, Mac V. PC, Dan Grobstein File

  • A friend writes with a few good links:

    Google rolls out search changes

    I just ran across Similar Images yesterday. For example I did an image search for "golden gate", picked one result and got this collection of similar images, right down to the framing and lighting conditions.

    He also found two in Business Week:
    Time Warner's CEO said "It is clear from the public response over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about our plans to roll out additional tests on consumption-based billing." The point he seems to be missing is that the public knew exactly what was going on, that "great deal of misunderstanding" was in the board room of Time Warner. Time Warner Cable Backs Away from Pricing Change

    Mac vs. PC: What You Don't Get for $699
    A 17-in. PC may cost a lot less than a 17-inch Mac. But you get less, too, including security, multimedia tools, and, some say, satisfaction



Dan Grobstein File

  • What with the merging of sections and the new ads at the bottom of the front page the new slogan of the times should be "all the news that fits we print". I know that phrase is not original with me.
  • U.S. / POLITICS | April 20, 2009
    Picking Letters, 10 a Day, That Reach Obama
    An official assembles a briefing book of the letters, which offer the president a way to keep in touch with the public.
  • I believe that France also has rules which tell you what you can name
    your child.

    From The New York Times:

    Name Not on Our List? Change It, China Says

    Untold numbers of Chinese have characters in their names that a new
    system for ID cards cannot process....