Google’s justification for acquiring reCAPTCHA makes a lot more sense than Adobe’s for acquiring Omniture. However, Adobe’s announcement of the release of Adobe Flash Access throws a new light on the acquisition and it now appears that perhaps Omniture does fit in.
Sarah Perez reported an example of what could go wrong with cloud services. That Google is the cloud service provider touches on the potential scale of the problem.
Eric Feminella got nostalgic and recalled a beautiful extract from The Mythical Man-Month called Why is Programming Fun? I don’t quite agree with the fourth, especially the “non-repeating nature of the task” phrase, but that may only be me.
Orkut helped parents find their son who went missing two years ago.