01:30 AM

Fishwrap: What's a matter? Hard Drugs and TC50, Craig's List of Concerns, and more...


[Wrapping up the week in three dots . . .]

Cern powers up its Large Hadron Collider . . .

[Hat tip Max Levchin] It's a catchy refrain in Digital Underground style:

LHCb sees where the antimatter's gone

ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions

CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind

They're looking for whatever new particles they can find


Smack my pitch up . . .

That got my vote for the worst name for an anti-pitch contest and what was even worse was that it was organized by TechCrunch50. That's TechCrunch poking fun at itself at the House of Shields. Which is like having the Republican Party hosting a heroin and abortion party to poke fun at itself and show how humble it is. It would have been better if it had come from somewhere else...

Craigslist founder needs help . . .

Craig Newmark needs help. I ran into Craig last night and he tells me he is very concerned about hurricane Ike and if we have the resources to deal with the damage that it will cause. He's looking for help in getting the word out and pressuring agencies such as Homeland Security to stand ready. He says that Craigslist has been used to great effect during disasters such as Katrina and Gustav. "We just try to stay out of the way."

There is also a Craigslist widget for Hurricane Ike

Craig now charges for speeches so that he can continue to fund his philanthropic activities. Look for a major announcement very soon on this subject.

Other news:

Chris Heuer has left the building . . .

Coming soon . . . to a Friday near you!


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