- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Gilligan's web - "Despite the party-pooperism of the Deletionists, the true glory of Wikipedia continues to lie in the obscure, the arcane, and the ephemeral. Nowhere else will you find such painstakingly detailed descriptions of TV shows, video games, cartoons, obsolete software languages, Canadian train stations, and the workings of machines that exist only in science fiction. "
- Digital Image Resources on the Deep Web - ReadWriteWeb
- Watching a new word spread through the blogosphere - Duke Listens! - This is, in a sense, the dark side of online advertising. A HUGE number of people scrape content in the hope (I'd guess largely futile) of making a quick buck.
- Coast Guide Online - Massachusetts Coast Guide to Boston & the North Shore provides maps and descriptions of not only the spectacular beaches found on major road maps, but smaller, little-known coastal treasures too.
- Google vs. Microsoft may not be zero sum, but... | The Open Road - The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay - CNET Blogs - "I suspect that OpenOffice wasn't disruptive enough. It's not purely a question of license cost: It's also a question of training and deployment costs." Bingo. Cloud computing deployments costs aren't zero either, but they're lower.
- Wi-Fi Networking News: EarthLink Will Shutter Philadelphia Network, Company Says - And the telcos wanted to FIGHT muni wi-fi?
- Cleaning Camera Sensors - Good overview of cleaning DSLR sensors by Jeff Greene.
- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: HP rolls up EDS - Although Nick Carr (of all people) disagrees. "In a conference call this morning, he [Hurd] highlighted "a leaner cost structure" as one of the major benefits of the merger. "There's a tremendous leverage you get from scale," he said. With this buy, Hurd doesn't have his head in the clouds. His concerns are altogether earthly."
- HP-EDS: It’s About The Clouds, Baby! - GigaOM - This echoes some of my thoughts about the deal. Whether people buy computers or computing, HP wants a seat at the table.
- 60 Photography Links You Can’t Live Without at CameraPorn - Some I know, a few I don't care for, but some good stuff here to check out.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:26 AM