Monthly Archives: May 2004

It’s quiet. Too quiet.

It may seem like nothing is happening here, but the horrifying reality is there’s too much happening at once. In addition to the normal workload (involving three different half-day workshops to deliver in three days, among other things), I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Feed2JS — Kickin’ Out the RSS Jams

People who read this weblog regularly are no doubt tired of my incessant shout-outs for Alan Levine. I know Alan is… But Maricopa’s new Feed2JS service really raises the bar for displaying RSS feeds online. I needn’t add any hype, … Continue reading

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The social software juggernaut — coming soon to a PC near you…

I’m going to file this under “no comment”… Bottom-up collaboration is about exposing information and letting others decide what they want. This eliminates one of the biggest barriers to information flow: The fear that something you send out will not … Continue reading

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Why phones are replacing cars…

A rather bold assertion from The Economist. In a social sense, mobile phones are replacing cars: Phones are now the dominant technology with which young people, and urban youth in particular, now define themselves. What sort of phone you carry … Continue reading

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Paper never gets the chance to solidify

I’m down with the essentially anonymous character of wiki co-construction — it may not be a requirement, but it is somehow emblematic of “the wiki way”, whatever the hell that might be… But sometimes I wish people would sign their … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi Freakin’ Futurism Fandango!!!!!!!

I like this line from today’s OLDaily… One of the oldest rules of technology is this: people will use technology in ways it was never intended to be used. Futurists fail endlessly to predict the impact of technology because they … Continue reading

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Big-time publishing fun with personalization…

I had no idea this degree of customization was possible, though it sounds like the technology was supplemented by a significant degree of elbow-grease… The idea surfaced a year ago at a cocktail party: What if you opened your mailbox … Continue reading

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Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars…

I just got this exciting news delivered to my RSS reader: Coming: Beta Geminorum (22 hours away) Beta Geminorum is 33.7 light years away and only 22 hours from the outer surface of your light cone – your ever-growing sphere … Continue reading

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A plague of spam-locusts…

This weblog has not enjoyed the protection of the MT-Blacklist plugin for a few weeks… I hadn’t bugged my host about it because he obviously has bigger fish to fry these days, and I knew he’d get around to it … Continue reading

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Everybody needs free music…

The latest awe-inspiring contribution by Otis Fodder to the cultural commons: Comfort Stand is a not-for-profit internet-only community driven label where all releases are free for download with artwork and liner notes. Having no business model or profit motive we … Continue reading

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