- The new $800 eMac - The only reason (well, besides an insurmountable wall of prejudice and bureaucracy) I don't try to replace my Windows desktop with a "cheap" eMac is my need to occasionally run Linux on the thing. The eMac is cheap, but stuff it with RAM and it makes for a very nice desktop - even a corporate one.
- Cellphone sales in Japan are down. Oh, you mean selling millions of the things is slow business? Wow, I wouldn't want to be caught in a shopping spree.
- Intel keeps pushing Wireless USB as a Bluetooth killer. Get real - it won't solve any fundamentally new problems, and most likely create wholly new ones. But hey, it's their lobby.
- Rael is pulling a Gmail. Take it from me, Rael, do it on a quarter basis: I'm now filing stuff under 2004/02, and my IMAP mail tree (after judicious pruning) looks somewhat like this (except for mailing-lists, which live under their own sub-tree):
[Personal]$ du -k -a * | grep / 1260 1998/Q4 23096 1999/Q1 6752 1999/Q2 9656 1999/Q3 8572 1999/Q4 52448 2000/Q1 19332 2000/Q2 13212 2000/Q3 27484 2000/Q4 82720 2001/Q1 32792 2001/Q2 55508 2001/Q3 56392 2001/Q4 65932 2002/Q1 113104 2002/Q2 96408 2002/Q3 158868 2002/Q4 240540 2003/Q1 448768 2003/Q2 379988 2003/Q3 264272 2003/Q4 403944 2004/Q1 45196 2004/Q2
Larger than this is pointless - mbox files (my format of choice due to ease of backup) will blow up on you after a year or so, and any MUA worth its salt knows how to search, say "every message from Joe in 2004" using minimal indexing and traversing subtrees. Besides, you can usually find things yourself using this sort of time range (a month is too short).