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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sweet ride.. the Tesla

Years ago, Elon Musk was telling me about an electric car company he was investing in called Tesla Motors. He claimed that they would be able to sell a car for $80k that would be faster than a standard porsche 911, would have a range over 200 miles, and would be entirely electric.

looks like they're getting pretty close to fulfilling his promise! There's a cool story about it in Wired.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Congrats to the Red Paperclip Guy!

This may be old news, but since i'm in Taiwan right now, I just heard.. the guy who started off with one red paperclip who was on a quest to keep trading it for stuff until he got a house... finally got his house!!

I don't know why, but I am totally excited for the guy. I can't believe he did it in a year, and that it actually didn't take a billion trades.. and if you look at the progression, he went from an afternoon with alice cooper to .. a KISS snow globe. I thought he was crazy at that point, who knew that was gonna be just 2 trades from a house?!?!

Awesome. Congrats!!

Don't know what I'm talking about. check it out here.