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Submission + - How did WordPress win? (majordojo.com)

jamie writes: Byrne Reese discusses why WordPress beat Movable Type, and offers some insightful thoughts about licensing and the perception of "free." (I hope his impression that people think perl is "scary" isn't as common as he thinks.)
Media

Submission + - RealClimate: Getting things right (realclimate.org)

jamie writes: "'Last Monday, I was asked by a journalist whether a claim in a new report from a small NGO made any sense. ... The press response to their study has therefore been almost totally dominated by the error at the beginning of the report, rather than the substance of their work on the impacts. This public relations debacle has lessons for NGOs, the press, and the public.'"
Math

Submission + - How long before apps overtake physical video game (asymco.com)

jamie writes: "Horace Dediu crunches some numbers and comes to a startling conclusion: 'If you look at the red line above and its slope, it would indicate that, given time, the App store will overtake the entire physical media gaming industry. The time when that happens will depend a lot on the growth or decline of the physical game media business, but another four years seems a safe bet.' This follows on the heels of some earlier analysis of apps per iOS device and what that steady upward growth means."

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