Portals In Space – The Mind Of Joe Firmage
from the translator-please? dept
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from Joe Firmage, former USWeb founder and promoter of the idea that all our best technology comes from aliens. However, he’s apparently coming on strong with his latest startup, and News.com is running an interview with him where I think (maybe) he’s speaking in English. The words are in English, and the sentences seem to string together properly, but they don’t really add up to much of anything with meaning. He may be working on something significant (though, I doubt it), but he’s got to learn how to spell it out in a way that (a) makes some sense and (b) doesn’t sound ridiculous. Right now, he’s failing on both points. As far as I can tell (and it took me a few reads to understand), he’s trying to some sort of huge directory of things online, but each result will take you to a special 3D portal staffed by a handpicked expert or organization. And that will make him money by also somehow reselling dialup ISP service at twice the price of any other ISP. Or something. And, oh yeah, it will be run by a foundation because Microsoft is bad. Or maybe it has nothing at all to do with that, but he insists it’s going to be really really big. So big that it clearly goes beyond my ability to understand what he’s talking about.