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Blogarithms – Yankee’s Crystal

BlogarithmsYankee’s Crystal Ball. Research firm the Yankee Group has released its popular annual “Prediction Edition” for 2002. They include:

  • Managed network services will not sell themselves. [duh!]

  • Hosting vendors’ sales and marketing efforts will markedly shift from customer acquisition in 2001 to client up-selling and retention in 2002. [more duh!]

  • Dedicated hosting explodes in Europe as more sophisticated new enterprise users emerge. [okay, this one’s interesting]

The full Prediction Edition is available online at http://www.yankeegroup.com/ygrn1-1-2002.html [Source: Web Host Industry Review, January 4, 2002]

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New Web Services from

New Web Services from SalCentralRichCardValidator – WSDL v1.1. Credit Card Validation and Card Type Web Service

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I, Cringely – 01/03/02:

I, Cringely01/03/02: The 70 Percent Solution. It’s that time of the year again. Bob makes his predictions for 2002.

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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : BusinessNext Generation’s Wireless Web Is Still Painfully Slow. For the past month, I’ve been trying out the cell phone of the future.

If you have a job where on-the-go Web access from a laptop is an absolute requirement, this service, even with its limits, could make sense. Otherwise, why not — as some VoiceStream users have asked in the alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream newsgroup — just look for the nearest phone jack when you need to get on the Internet?

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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : BusinessRise of Internet ‘Borders’ Prompts Fears for Web’s Future. It is the modern-day equivalent of a border sentry. When visitors try to enter UKBetting.com, a computer program checks their identification to determine where they’re dialing in from. Most people are waved on through. Those from the United States, China, Italy and other countries where gambling laws are muddy, however, are flashed a sign in red letters that says “ACCESS DENIED” and are locked out of the Web site.

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CIO: How to get and

CIO: How to get and keep a life!

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Be happy! By starting the

Be happy! By starting the new year upbeat, chances are you’ll feel healthier. [Seattle Times]

You MUST get rid of the three musts. To be happy, people have to let go of the dreaded “three musts”:

  • I must do well and be approved;
  • You must treat me nicely;
  • The world must give me what I deserve.

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New kind of threat keeps

New kind of threat keeps the Guard up. [Seattle Times]

“The 142nd Fighter Wing’s 245-acre base shares a runway with Portland International Airport along the Columbia River.”

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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : StyleResolution 2002: Be It Resolved That . . . Whatever.. WHEREAS the arrival of a new year has long provided an excellent opportunity for personal reflection and intensive self-examination; and…

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Eastside Journal – Runner

Eastside JournalRunner explains `Slow Burn’ philosophy. In his black running tights and sports jacket, 50-year-old Stu Mittleman looked like a taut twine of muscle — the result of years of burning fat. Ever heard of ‘alkalizing the body’?