Some things worth reading/playing with:
- Emanuel Derman on fridges, moths, and the perfect cage
- Trafficland is expanding its network of realtime traffic cameras
- TechCrunch mentions three IM-based RSS alerting services. This is nice, but when will someone finally figure out that there is a lucrative market for a desktop Bloomberg-killer providing realtime feeds of RSS traffic.It should be built on an IM base, like Jabber.
- Farecast adds more cities, including San Diego, but with no foreign destinations. This is one of those services that I want to find useful, but so far hasn’t been. Basically it keeps telling me that air travel prices are going to rise as I get closer to the departure data, so I should buy now — which isn’t really news at all.
- Dean “Segway” Kamen falls for the China fallacy: “There are 6 billion [people with feet] out there. If 1%-or take 0.1%-of them get Segways …”