Whew, harder to find than an Xbox, an iPod, or a Nikon D200 is a decently priced hotel room in Las Vegas during CES week. Anyone know of any deals? Cheapest I could find on a cursory search is New York New York for $349 per night. For Vegas! Damn, that reminds me of Comdex week.
Interesting blog from the European Commission’s Vice-President. She calls on Microsoft (and Yahoo and Google) to behave better in dealings in China and not sell human rights down the tube. I’m with her, but think it’s a much more complicated issue than she’s letting on (as I’ve said before, in posts that got me quite a bit of negative feedback and also were quoted in the Wall Street Journal). When I was at the Global Voices conference I had some interesting discussions about the issue with Sharon Hom, executive director of the Human Rights in China organization. Someday I’d love to do a podcast with her, she was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met — she gave me a lot of feedback about how difficult the position is over there and how to work toward getting China’s citizens the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States.
Oh, my. Stefan, I’m never going to forgive you for sending me this. Heheh.