Google Mail Hacks. Not only is GMail free, but there are hidden features that make it more valuable. Your account can actually be reached two different domains, and you can tweak the address and still have it delivered. These tricks can further improve spam filitering, or give you a handle on content organization or figuring out the 'social spread' of your contact information.
Is Email Causing Hypoxia? Old Friend Linda Stone notices she holds her breath while the e-mail is downloading and takes off from there on the potential physiological impacts of electronic communications. There's a nice discussion of various breath control disciplines in the comments. I'm pretty sure I don't do this - having started with e-mail back in the '80s with a stylin' 300 baud modem, I'd probably have fallen over unconscious long since. And considering some of the messages that arrive in e-mail, one might want to consider disciplines like tactical breathing along with the fluffy bunny versions. HT: Clive Thompson.
Why Is It That Content And Hubris Go Together? Jeff Nolan catches the video-on-demand providers repeating the RIAA's mistake - crippling the customer's experience. With more and more entertainment options available every year, self-sabotaging a competitive position makes no sense. Maybe the ABC folks should call up Sony and ask how it's been working for them?
Markey Gets It Wrong, As Usual. Andy Kessler lays out the stakes in the 'network neutrality' debate: the dead hand of prescriptive regulation, versus disclosure and increased competition.
DARPA For The Wounded. The DOD's research arm is pioneering better prosthetics for our war wounded. Nice, but that's not the half of it - the sponsoring program is committed to creating devices with direct neural connections. Sounds very Borgish, but it was shown to work in monkeys over eight years ago. Medical devices VCs take note - the stuff is all directly transferable to the civilian market.
I got good news from my orthopedic surgeon - three more weeks until I lose the leg cast, that's a week off the previous
sentence recovery estimate.