Sunday, July 16, 2006

Who's afraid of Nathan Myhrvold?

The most feared man in Silicon Valley is no longer this individual (I've learned to say "individual" sometimes when I really mean "SOB"). But a new candidate may now be Nathan Myhrvold.
If you haven't heard of him, catch up here, then watch him here.

Myrhvold says that most companies have policies that inevitably lead to patent infringement. At one point he says emphatically "I know - I was there!" Which is probably as good a time as any to mention that he made his approximately 9 figure net worth with Microsoft.

In the immortal words of Arte Johnson, "verrry interesting".

Firsthand from Lebanon

Michael J. Totten's blog is covering the action in Lebanon. Starthere and go up.

Or if you have the time, start from the beginning of his blog and keep going. It'll keep you busy for a while, but you'll find stuff you won't find anywhere else about the Middle East from a guy who's been walking around there with a camera on his own dime for quite a while now. And yes, he has a tipjar.