The Water Cooler

Science, Technology, Business, and Politics

Friday, February 27, 2004

InformedDecision. Allowing UAW to serve as the union for graduate students for UW has come to a secret ballot vote, and it's interesting that the requirement of union dues for all graduate students (union members or not) has created quite a stir.

Op-Ed Columnist: What Goes Around . . . TOM FRIEDMAN has an interesting column on outsourcing today, taking a generally positive view of the phenomenon.

Gawker : NYC Jewish billionaires: "More fodder for the conspiracy theorists: Gawker's publisher estimates that at least 19 of the Forbes 400's 25 NYC billionaires are Jewish. (20 by my count.) Not that we're obsessed or anything. The full list, with Gawker annotations, is below."

Google gurus join Forbes billionaire club | CNET The founders of Web engine Google and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling have made Forbes magazine's list of world billionaires in a year where booming stock markets fattened the bankrolls of the rich.

Venture Capital: Carillon Point not the hub it used to be

Silicon Valley: "Roles altered at VC firm - KLEINER PERKINS ANNOUNCES CHANGES"

Unemployment rate drops in January - 2004-02-26 - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Thursday, February 26, 2004 Articles: Lies, Damned Lies, and Google

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Will Google IPO bring back the bubble? |

Wired 12.03: The Complete Guide toGooglemania!

Mark Cuban reality TV show. He's going to give $1 Million to, well, whomever he damn well pleases.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Nader announces presidential candidacy. And I'm not interested in hearing the dems gripe about how he's taking votes away from Senator John (doesn't matter which one). They tried to pitch themselves as the populist, anti special interest, pro campaign finance reform party, but they can't deliver on that platform because their hands are no cleaner than the GOP's. GWB is going to have some of the same problems with the people who elected him to be a fiscal conservative.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

The Atlantic | January/February 2004 | I Was Kim Jong Il's Cook | Fujimoto: "True stories from the Dear Leader's onetime chef"

Fast Company | Where Are the Women? | Jobs in America The myth of the "jobless" recovery.