The joys of web 2.0
By daniel on Jun 20, 2007
Here I am at home, seating in my sofa, with my MacBook on my knees, and staring fixedly at my latest blog entry on how to read a jar manifest file programmatically, being displayed on finance.google.com. No I'm not joking! The proof is here (second entry under "Blog Posts": on the right side):
That's certainly the kind of insider information that investors are dying to know! Imagine, being able to read a manifest file in Java! Will the stock rise?
So why is my little piece of Java code displayed there? Well, the culprit is probably the wording of the BSD-like license that appears in the code... Words like "endorse" "software" "products" "prior written permission" "contributors" seem to have triggered the finance spider... Jonathan is going to be jealous ;-)
That's another stone in the garden of Alex Miller - who's pondering the merits of The Power of Human Filtering.