Comments on: Dot-Com: ‘Three Letters and a Punctuation Mark’ That Changed the World http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/15/dot-com-three-letters-and-a-punctuation-mark-that-changed-the-world/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: craigdotmiller http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/15/dot-com-three-letters-and-a-punctuation-mark-that-changed-the-world/#comment-374958 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:09:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20947#comment-374958 It’s sad that one of the oldest domain names is going to vanish: sun.com. As a 13+ year employee I was really bummed when you go to sun.com and it redirects you to oracle.com. Godspeed former Sun comrades, I hope you survive the merger.

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By: charleshenry http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/15/dot-com-three-letters-and-a-punctuation-mark-that-changed-the-world/#comment-374508 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:39:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20947#comment-374508 I think .com is mature; I don’t think there will be further advances in .com that will really change our lives.

As near as I can recall, none of the advancements that really changed our lives was predicted before they occurred, but once they occurred they were quickly recognized as such by observant people.

The problem with this statement is in my definition of “occurred”. By occurred I mean that all lethal defects are resolved. All innovative ideas start out with lethal defects. MW ovens are a good example: When they were as big as a refrigerator and cost $10,000 (in today’s money)they had a lethal defect;when they became small enough and cheap enough for vended food operations, their final lethal defect was resolved. Now almost every home in the developed world has one (this is true).

What can we think of which freed of a lethal defect would really change our lives? Batteries that hold serious amounts of electricity? Safe, nutritious foods that taste great? A process to sequester carbon dioxide by converting it to rock (ideally marble)? We don’t need to invent them to become rich; all we need to do is spot them ahead of most everyone else.

How about it folks, what can you think of? What’s next?

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By: drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/15/dot-com-three-letters-and-a-punctuation-mark-that-changed-the-world/#comment-374481 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 14:09:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20947#comment-374481 I’m surprised the recent availibility of .[whatever] wasn’t mentioned.

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