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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in September 2008

Video: Sergey Brin And Larry Page's Great Google Phone Adventure

9/25/2008
Live on my Flip camera, I captured Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as they wowed the crowd at Tuesday's New York City intro of T-Mobile's G1 Android phone. Well, it was mostly Sergey who wowed the crowd, playing Paul to Larry's Ringo, though it was actually Larry who made the most forward-looking comment.

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In A Web 2.0 World, Quality Is Irrelevant

9/21/2008
Quality sucks! Makes you want to read further, doesn't it? Not so much my original lede, which was: In an online world where the Twitter limit is 140 characters, brevity isn't just the soul of wit, it's the currency through which quality is transacted. So does this dichotomy between the inflammatory new and longwinded old spotlight exactly what's going on here? Yes; the definition of what constitutes successful Web 2.0 work has changed. Here's how and why.

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Anxiously Awaiting Google's Android Phone

9/13/2008
Forget the hotly hyped Google Chrome browser, what I want to know is, is the long-awaited Google Phone on the verge of release? Some reports say the GPhone is supposed to debut Sept. 23, via T-Mobile. The interesting dynamic here -- far more than the phone itself (if that's possible) -- is that what we have here is a product unveiling which will instantly outpace the iPhone and put Apple on the backb

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Workcation: The New Staycation

9/9/2008
I just got back from my staycation, which is the holiday destination to debark at when you're not going anywhere. (I was watching my son, in the stretch between camp and back-to-school.) The week turned out to be a bit more active than I'd expected, though, and it morphed into -- here's the new word I've coined -- a workcation. You know: time off, but BlackBerry close at hand.

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HDTV Makers Play 'My Screen's Bigger'

9/8/2008
This is what the blogosphere has driven me to -- tawdry headlines in search of traffic. But what do you expect, on a day when I receive an e-mail from a respected market-research firm with the subject line, "Does Size Matter for U.S. Flat-Panel TV Buyers?"

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