Monthly Archives: July 2009


Mind can accept any boundary anywhere. But the reality is that, by its
very nature, existence cannot have any boundary, because what will be
beyond the boundary? – again another sky.

That’s why I am saying skies upon skies are available for your flight.
Don’t be content easily. Those who remain content easily remain small:
small are their joys, small are their ecstasies, small are their
silences, small is their being. But there is no need! This smallness
is your own imposition upon your freedom, upon your unlimited
possibilities, upon your unlimited potential.

Osho Live Zen Chapter 2

How cool is this?

From /.

“Complete with Street View-like panoramas, 3D models of spacecraft now left abandoned on the moon’s surface, and guided tours from the voices of Apollo astronauts, Google’s recent update to Google Earth marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with an enormous update. It’s a collaboration with NASA and other agencies, and follows the launch of Google Earth 5.0 which, amongst other things, added the ability to explore our planet’s oceans. There are a number of original creations — such as the 3D mock-up of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and its astronauts — and you can download the new version from Google now.”

The Difficulty of Change.

Let it be noted there is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful in its success, than to set up as a leader in the introduction of changes.  For he who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off
under the new.
— Machiavelli, 1513

Red Hat is the first Linux company to make it on to the S&P 500.

From /.

Red Hat has made it onto the S&P 500, an important measure of the stock market. It is replacing CIT, which is expected to go bankrupt after the government refused to bail them out. Red Hat is the first Linux company to make it on to the S&P 500. While this means little directly for the company, it is an indication of the importance Linux is taking on in the world.”

How cool is that?  I do think Chrome OS will only hurt Linux and we’ll see the pain start in 5 years or so with more developers building sites for Chrome OS in the cloud.

Something to crow about.

From: Freudenstein, Richard
Sent: Friday, 17 July 2009 9:33 AM
To: NDM-DL-News Digital Media; Newsource-DL-All Staff
Subject: NDM as No.1 for News & Weather

Hi Everyone,

I thought you would like to see the attached press release which details the terrific success of our Media division over the past year.

As you will read, the latest Nielsen data confirms that our News network is now Australia’s largest by a significant margin and continues to outgrow the market.

Thanks to the hard work of our editorial, BI, technology and product teams our news sites across the country have excelled in the past 12 months.   What’s particularly gratifying is that many of the huge number of people who visit our sites when a big story breaks are choosing to stay with us.   This in turn has helped our Network Sales team to prove once again that they are the best in the business.

Furthermore, the ongoing evolution in the Media division, including the rollout of Fatwire and the creation of the National Online Features team, means that we will continue to be Australia’s most innovative and compelling news publisher for the next year and beyond.

So many congratulations to Michael, Sigrid, Jonesy, Joey, Ed and their teams on a terrific year.



Richard Freudenstein
Chief Executive Officer

News Digital Media
Level 5 | 2 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Phone | 612 9288 3298
Fax | 612 9288 3202