- The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits -- to You
"what happens to a blog post once you hit the 'publish' button."
- How to Change the World: Forget the A-List After All
"In contrast to influential marketing, Watt’s believes the key factor is the readiness of the market: “If society is ready to embrace a trend, almost anyone can start one—and if it isn’t, then almost no one can.”"
- Monday Inspiration: Graphics In Motion | Graphics, Monday Inspiration | Smashing Magazine
Some very cool videos.
- Why ETech is O'Reilly's Most Important Conference
"Part of breaking the PC paradigm will be a whole new generation of user interfaces." The Wii may be playing a role in getting people thinking about alternatives.
- John Naughton: Thanks, Gutenberg - but we're too pressed for time to read | Media | The Observer
"The First Law of Technology says we invariably overestimate the short-term impact of new technologies while underestimating their longer-term effects."
- Neatorama » Blog Archive » The Wonderful World of Early Computing
Nice pictoral tour through the history of computing.
- OLPC angering donors: "Give 1 Get 1... some day... probably"
One of the problems here is that OLPC was never setup to sell (and service) computers retail. This is just the tip of the iceberg once people do receive machines and they don't work.
- FORTUNE: Apple 2.0 The case of the 1.4 million missing iPhones «
I love the comments. How dare someone even question Apple?!? Never mind that they haven't been exactly forthcoming with detail behind their shipment numbers.
- TasteBook.com: Create cookbooks, search recipes, share recipes
Create a custom cookbook.
- Chris Kelly: Wicked and Artful Men - Politics on The Huffington Post
"Everything is a crisis in Boston. Quick: How many people died in the Boston "Massacre"? Five. As crowd control goes, that would be a pretty quiet twenty-minutes in Iraq."
- Music: 22,000 Songs and Nothing to Listen To (Seattle Weekly)
Continuing the Death of the Album thought--with so many choices, for better or worse, we're far less inclined to listen to what we perceive is second tier just because it's from a given artist. [via Paul Lamere]
- The obscure game-theory problem that explains why rich countries are rich. - By Tim Harford - Slate Magazine
The stag hunt game theory model that's applicable to many situations where cooperation is needed.
- Jive Talks: XMPP (a.k.a. Jabber) is the future for cloud services
Some interesting discussion about XMPP and cloud computing protocols.
- Scrabulous and the New Social Operating System: How Facebook Gave Birth to an Industry - Knowledge@Wharton
This article is focused on Facebook but calling it an "operating system" implicitly raises some interesting points. Is the application contract that matters changing?
Monday, January 28, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:57 AM