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THE 100 OLDEST CURRENTLY-REGISTERED .COM DOMAINS May 30, 2007

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Rank Create date Domain name

1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM

2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM

3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM

4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM

5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM

6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM

7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM

8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM

9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM

10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM

11= 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM

11= 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM

13= 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM

13= 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM

15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM

16= 08-May-1986 GMR.COM

16= 08-May-1986 TEK.COM

18= 10-Jul-1986 FMC.COM

18= 10-Jul-1986 UB.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 GE.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 ISC.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 NSC.COM

20= 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.COM

26. 02-Sep-1986 BOEING.COM

27. 18-Sep-1986 ITCORP.COM

28. 29-Sep-1986 SIEMENS.COM

29. 18-Oct-1986 PYRAMID.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 ALPHACDC.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 BDM.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 FLUKE.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 INMET.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 KESMAI.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 MENTOR.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 NEC.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 RAY.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 ROSEMOUNT.COM

30= 27-Oct-1986 VORTEX.COM

40= 05-Nov-1986 ALCOA.COM

40= 05-Nov-1986 GTE.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 ADOBE.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 AMD.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 DAS.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 DATA-IO.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 OCTOPUS.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 PORTAL.COM

42= 17-Nov-1986 TELTONE.COM

42= 11-Dec-1986 3COM.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 AMDAHL.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 CCUR.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 CI.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 CONVERGENT.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 DG.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 PEREGRINE.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 QUAD.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 SQ.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 TANDY.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 TTI.COM

50= 11-Dec-1986 UNISYS.COM

61= 19-Jan-1987 CGI.COM

61= 19-Jan-1987 CTS.COM

61= 19-Jan-1987 SPDCC.COM

64. 19-Feb-1987 APPLE.COM

65= 04-Mar-1987 NMA.COM

65= 04-Mar-1987 PRIME.COM

67. 04-Apr-1987 PHILIPS.COM

68= 23-Apr-1987 DATACUBE.COM

68= 23-Apr-1987 KAI.COM

68= 23-Apr-1987 TIC.COM

68= 23-Apr-1987 VINE.COM

72. 30-Apr-1987 NCR.COM

73= 14-May-1987 CISCO.COM

73= 14-May-1987 RDL.COM

75. 20-May-1987 SLB.COM

76= 27-May-1987 PARCPLACE.COM

76= 27-May-1987 UTC.COM

78. 26-Jun-1987 IDE.COM

79. 09-Jul-1987 TRW.COM

80. 13-Jul-1987 UNIPRESS.COM

81= 27-Jul-1987 DUPONT.COM

81= 27-Jul-1987 LOCKHEED.COM

83. 28-Jul-1987 ROSETTA.COM

84. 18-Aug-1987 TOAD.COM

85. 31-Aug-1987 QUICK.COM

86= 03-Sep-1987 ALLIED.COM

86= 03-Sep-1987 DSC.COM

86= 03-Sep-1987 SCO.COM

89= 22-Sep-1987 GENE.COM

89= 22-Sep-1987 KCCS.COM

89= 22-Sep-1987 SPECTRA.COM

89= 22-Sep-1987 WLK.COM

93. 30-Sep-1987 MENTAT.COM

94. 14-Oct-1987 WYSE.COM

95. 02-Nov-1987 CFG.COM

96. 09-Nov-1987 MARBLE.COM

97= 16-Nov-1987 CAYMAN.COM

97= 16-Nov-1987 ENTITY.COM

99. 24-Nov-1987 KSR.COM

100. 30-Nov-1987 NYNEXST.COM

This domain list was part of a 30-Nov-2004 blog entry
at Jottings.com entitled “My Kingdom for a Time Machine!”

HandyDandy:Playing Music Through Cellphone Keys May 29, 2007

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Geeks are busy hacking stocks these days May 22, 2007

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Geeks are busy these days playing around with the stocks of hot shot companies. Last 10 days were full of such scams. SEC is having a tough time finding out the real culprits as the news now snowballs in blogosphere and its difficult to point out the source.

That much we know from the mischievous email that was apparently sent out to Apple employees and that – naturally – quickly found its way into the tech-news cycle via the respected and highly trafficked tech site Engadget. The terse email said simply that the iPhone would be delayed to October from June and that the OS X Leopard operating software would not be released until January.

(Apple declined to offer any comment beyond reiterating that the email “wasn’t authentic” and that both the iPhone and Leopard are on track as previously announced.)

That was enough to cause Apple’s stock to tumble 5% from its morning high. Or close to 4-5 billion dollars of wealth was eroded.

Some who had shorted the stock would hve made a killing.

The real smart thing here was how the fake news was spread. It seems someone figured out how to send an email to Apple employees around the world, putting the familiar “Bullet News” in the from line (for Apple’s sake, one hopes this is not as simple as sending an email to “everyone@apple.com”).

So all you smart alecs. IT provides you a great way to play around with the stocks of big honchos. And while playing some serious money can be made. Its much rewarding than penny stuff as credit card fraud or looting atms. So time to rethink your priorities. 😀

13 year old Silicon Valley CEO of Elementeo May 21, 2007

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Camera phone pioneer ponders the impact May 19, 2007

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The chilling sounds of gunfire on the Virginia Tech campus; the hateful taunts from Saddam Hussein‘s execution; the racist tirade of comedian Michael Richards. Those videos, all shot with cell phone cameras and seen by millions, are just a few recent examples of the power now at the fingertips of the masses. Even the man widely credited with inventing the camera phone in 1997 is awed by the cultural revolution he helped launch.

“It’s had a massive impact because it’s just so convenient,” said Philippe Kahn, a tech industry maverick whose other pioneering efforts include the founding of software maker Borland, an early Microsoft Corp. antagonist.

“There’s always a way to capture memories and share it,” he said. “You go to a restaurant, and there’s a birthday and suddenly everyone is getting their camera phones out. It’s amazing.”

If Kahn feels a bit like a proud father when he sees people holding up their cell phones to snap pictures, there’s good reason: He jury-rigged the first camera phone while his wife was in labor with their daughter.

“We were going to have a baby and I wanted to share the pictures with family and friends,” Kahn said, “and there was no easy way to do it.”

So as he sat in a maternity ward, he wrote a crude program on his laptop and sent an assistant to a RadioShack store to get a soldering iron, capacitors and other supplies to wire his digital camera to his cell phone. When Sophie was born, he sent her photo over a cellular connection to acquaintances around the globe.

A decade later, 41 percent of American households own a camera phone “and you can hardly find a phone without a camera anymore,” said Michael Cai, an industry analyst at Parks Associates.

Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that about 589 million cell phones will be sold with cameras in 2007, increasing to more than 1 billion worldwide by 2010.

Mix in the Internet’s vast reach and the growth of the YouTube generation, and the ubiquitous gadget’s influence only deepens and gets more complicated. So much so that the watchful eyes on all of us may no longer just be those of Big Brother.

“For the past decade, we’ve been under surveillance under these big black and white cameras on buildings and at 7-Eleven stores. But the candid camera is wielded by individuals now,” said Fred Turner, an assistant professor of communications at Stanford University who specializes in digital media and culture.

The contraption Kahn assembled in a Santa Cruz labor-and-delivery room in 1997 has evolved into a pocket-friendly phenomenon that has empowered both citizen journalists and personal paparazzi.

It has prompted lawsuits — a student sued campus police at UCLA for alleged excessive force after officers were caught on cell-phone video using a stun gun during his arrest; and been a catalyst for change — a government inquiry into police practices ensued in Malaysia after a cell-phone video revealed a woman detainee being forced to do squats while naked.

On another scale, parents use cell-phone slideshows — not wallet photos — to show off pictures of their children, while adolescents document their rites of passage with cell phone cameras and instantly share the images.

Kahn, 55, is well aware of how the camera phone has since been put to negative uses: sneaky shots up women’s skirts, or the violent trend of “happy slapping” in Europe where youths provoke a fight or assault, capture the incident on camera and then spread the images on the Web or between mobile phones.

But he likes to focus on the technology’s benefits. It’s been a handy tool that has led to vindication for victims or validation for vigilantes.

Kahn also thinks the evolution of the camera phone has only just begun.

He wouldn’t discuss details of his newest startup, Fullpower Technologies Inc., which is in stealth mode working on the “convergence of life sciences and wireless,” according to its Web site.

But, Kahn said, it will, among other things, “help make camera phones better.”

iSummit 2007 May 17, 2007

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We are in the midst of a technological, economic, and organizational transformation that allows us to renegotiate the terms of freedom, justice and productivity in the information society. How we shall live in this new environment will in some significant measure depend on the policy choices that we make over the next decade or so. To be able to understand these choices, to be able to make them well, we must recognize that they are part of what is fundamentally a social and political choice – a choice about how to be free, equal, productive human beings under a new set of technological and economic conditions.’ Yochai Benkler: ‘The Wealth of Networks

From students protesting against DRM in the streets of Zurich, Seattle, Paris and New York, to Viacom’s recent $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube (Google) for copyright infringement, we are living through what Benkler calls a ‘period of perturbation’ where the ways in which society organizes itself are ‘up for grabs’.

In this state of flux, the free Internet finds itself at a crossroads. Recent threads suggest that what started as an open, neutral network which enabled widespread innovation and creativity by individuals and communities throughout the globe, has developed to a point where in the next 10 years or so, decisions need to be made about whether the internet retains its network neutrality or whether the industrial giants force us back into consuming a culture that is ‘ready-made’ rather than being able to produce our own information environment (Benkler).

This year, the iCommons Summit in Dubrovnik, Croatia brings together pioneers of the free Internet to make sure that, at its crossroads, we guide the world along a path that will enable the kind of free culture and decentralized innovation that has characterized the early years of the Internet.

With a focus on both “big ideas” and practical examples of how open sharing on the Internet is driving business development, increased innovation, quality education and advances in science, the iCommons Summit is a must-attend for the pioneers with a stake in how the Internet must evolve in the future.

With an impressive lineup of iconic free Internet philosophers, we will hear from people like Creative Commons CEO, Larry Lessig, CC Chairman and Digital Entrepreneur, Joi Ito, Wikipedia Founder, Jimmy Wales and CTO of Linden Labs, Cory Ondrejka. We have also add some new voices to the debate this year including India’s Lawrence Liang who has become renowned for his considered commentary on the positive impact of piracy in developing countries, Jonathan Zittrain discussing themes from his new book ‘The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It’, Benjamin Mako Hill from MIT who will talk about competing visions of “free culture” from the free software perspective, and Becky Hogge from the Open Rights Group, who will talk about successful campaigns to rid the world of restrictive IP laws.

Apart from the insight of the great ‘philosophers of the commons’, the Summit will also bring together practitioners, activists and technologists working on concrete projects that continue to inspire us about the possibilities of a free culture on the Internet. In these workshops, leaders of the open education movement will seed new ideas for global cooperation, and participants will share insights on how open content is planned, strategized and built from the ground up. We’ll share ideas on how to curate open content using tools like del.icio.us and concepts like “crowd sourcing” and “peer production”. And we will share experiences on how to increase government use of open access licensing for publicly-funded materials, and look at new opportunities to fund open content using alternative business models.

In a nutshell —

Who: 300 of the world’s leading intellectuals, authors, lawyers, artists and technologists on the cutting edge of Internet policy.

What: A three-day Summit to discuss the importance of a free Internet for free culture, new rules to keep the internet free, how to build free culture communities and the lessons we can learn from pirates.

Where: Dubrovnik, Croatia on the banks of the Adriatic Sea

When: 15-17 June, 2007
Go here to register and make sure you subscribe to the mailing list to stay in touch.