Rob Neyer explains why intentional walks are bad for baseball.

For all the talk about small business, an over reliance on small firms is bad for national competitiveness. As Matthew Yglesias points out, what countries need is a steady supply of small firms that are growing into large firms.

Brent Simmons, the original author of NetNewsWire, explains why people who count on Google Reader to sync RSS readers may soon be disappointed. Lately I’ve just been using Google Reader directly.

Andy Baio talks about Google ditching the plus operator — another strategy tax casualty. The plus operator was originally invented by AltaVista, but was quickly adopted by everyone else. I vaguely remember Google resisting demands to add it at first, but they eventually relented.