About Gary Burge
I am an experieced web programmer, techno-activist, romantic idealist, who never quite left the sixties, even though I became quite successful in the Internet space.
My business philosphy is different now than when I toiled in the bigco world. About a decade ago I experienced a life-altering epiphany: I was sacrificing my personal life and health to feed a corporate monster.
Tag Archives: Yahoo
By Gary Burge | Published: February 11, 2008
Microsoft responded today to Yahoo’s non-answer with a snarky reply that probably has all the remaining Yahoo developers sending their resumes to Google and Facebook. The breathtaking Microsoft answer, which sounds personally handcrafted by Steve Balmer: “It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not embraced our full and fair proposal to combine our companies. Based on [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: January 17, 2008
Yahoo’s decision to become an OpenID provider is a one-way street, and will serve mainly to enhance Yahoo’s knowledge of its members’ browsing habits away from Yahoo’s many properties. While Yahoo’s OpenID implementation will add its 250 million registered usernames to the pool of OpenID users, greatly boosting the credibility of the data portability movement. [...]