- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Looking at a see-through world - "transparency is erasing the advantages that once went to the intrepid, the dogged, and the resourceful." and other unintended consequences.
- Music Research Blogs - Duke Listens! - A window into what's going on in the world of music recommendations and other such things.
- Cranky Geeks - I've been watching some of these on TiVo. Dvorak can be a parody of himself sometimes but some of these shows are very good. e.g. check out Episode 97 with John Markoff and Gregg Zachary of the NYT.
- AppleInsider | Apple seen introducing cheaper, more innovative Wi-Fi iPods - This is another interesting thread in the mobile convergence thread that's deparate from the cell phone.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
- Dan Heller's Photography Business Blog: Pulling the Flickr sword out of the Yahoo stone - An interesting discussion of what Yahoo's troubles could imply for Flickr (which I'm guessing most people don't even know is owned by Flickr).
- Edward Tufte on the iPhone - Looks worth checking out.
- HipMojo.com » How Yahoo! Stacks Up in Key Verticals - This post focuses on Yahoo but it's also a good overview of Web advertising by vertical.
- :CueCat is back! - Joel on Software - "... sometimes the elders are right, and the youngsters really are too young to know the history of the idea they think that they've just invented."
- eBay Forums: Ebay changes feedback policy ... - Upcoming feedback system changes have a lot of sellers up in arms.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:37 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
- Please pirate my Sundance film. - By Tim Wu - Slate Magazine - "The pattern I've described puts the lie to several pet theories. One is that piracy brings undiscovered or obscure films to arty audiences that are otherwise suppressed."
- VMware Revenue Falls Short, Shares Plummet - Still nice growth numbers but it's hard to maintain a torrid pace as you grow--and there are a lot of pricing/competitive pressures on the company.
- FORTUNE: Apple 2.0 Apple’s $300 million gray market dilemma « - I (again) find the comments so funny. There's a very radical Open Source community dynamic--question the great god Steve and you clearly have an ulterior financial motive.
- TG Daily - HD DVD buys Super Bowl ad - I believe the words of Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" are apropos.
- Miscjunk - Looks like some useful info and resources for Garmin GPS maps.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 9:31 AM
Monday, January 28, 2008
- 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?
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:57 AM
Friday, January 25, 2008
- Usability and Interface Design Books | Know-How | Smashing Magazine - Looks like a good collection of books and usability and (especially Web) design.
- Booksthatmakeyoudumb - This is really quite good. A mashup of Facebook's most popular books at colleges with the average SAT scores at the same schools.
- GMAN: FlickrDown - Program for mass download of flickr photos. Looks handy although I can this being used to massively suck down photos for unlicensed uses too.
- Local News - Disgruntled Worker Accused of Deleting $2.5 Million of Files - ""The lesson to be learned here is that you can't depend on having just one set of records or files and having your employees have access to them. You've got to have some kind of backup," Jefferson said." You don't say.
- fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos
- Harnessing the power of P2P | CNET News.com - "This distributed model is a much more efficient and cost effective way for distributing large files than the traditional client-server model..." Actually no--except from the POV of the person distributing the content.
- DRM-Free Music Spells Trouble - Columns by PC Magazine - I don't agree with at least half of this--e.g., I think subscription services have their place alongside other models--but I do think he's right that eliminating DRM, while a good step, isn't a panacea.
- Writing a Book in Google Docs - It's an interesting (and mostly true) point that it's often quite difficult to write when you're not hooked up to the Internet anyway. I know I often find that to be the case.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
- Super Bowl for a Crowd : Tex-Mex-style game-day grub - CHOW - Go Patriots!
- Techdirt: Did Slate Violate Copyright Law? - This is basically the Richter Scales redux. That parody is involved doesn't create a 'get out of jail free' copyright exemption. But yet another illustration of the unresolved issues with reuse in a digital age.
- The Album is Dead... | Mark Cuban's blog - CNET Blogs - The album apologists seem to be idealizing an approach that's more about technology and business approaches than artistic vision.
- Audiophoolery - A somewhat oldie, but a goodie.
- The video revolution will NOT be televised, because it’s boring. « Joe Duck - Video (like podcasts/audio) can't be quickly scanned like text can.
- OnOne acquires novel image-resizing software | Underexposed - CNET News.com - Looks potentially useful -- probably more so in print than online.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 9:44 AM
Friday, January 18, 2008
- Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Reznor offer | Tech news blog - CNET News.com - "If we end up ridding the world of labels, we'll only have to re-create them--in some other, probably more nimble form."
- Comments on ‘Mandriva and TurboLinux unveil 10-person strong Manbo’ | The Register - I love this comment: "There are far too many over inflated egos in FOSS world for that [one Linux] to ever happen. These people still regard which text editor they use as a fundamental tenet of their belief system"
- ZIPskinny - Get the Skinny on that ZIP (demographics by ZIP Code) - I can see this being a timewasting application.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 3:46 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
- ITunes Movie Rentals and Netflix Online: Different Markets - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog - Good analysis of why these serve different needs.
- Joyent Outage Tied to Software Updates - Data Center Knowledge - One of the problems with being on the bleeding edge.
- Maison Fleury: SUN acquires MySQL for $1Gazillion - "There will not be an open source company that goes public for the foreseeable future. Liquidity is too good and too hard to pass up. The players are too big with too much at stake. That's a shame... I wanted to see an ecosystem of independent companies."
- Dynamist Blog: Phishing at Flickr - Flickr apparently claims to be unable to restore a maiciously-deleted account.
- Greg Matter : Weblog - "A decade later, databases matter even more. They are to storage what application containers are to computing. "
- tecosystems » Give Me a M: The MySQL/Sun Q&A - " if Red Hat is seeking an open source database alternative to complete its stack and compete with the larger entities, they’re [EnterpriseDB] probably the best remaining candidate."
- Old School BBS: The Chinese Social Networking Phenomenon - ReadWriteWeb - As a one-time active BBS user, I found this interesting.
- BurtonGroupResponseFinal.pdf (application/pdf Object) - ODF response to Burton Group report.
- Why I'm disappointed in Apple's ultraslim new laptop. - By Paul Boutin - Slate Magazine - This Slate article echoes some of my thoughts from yesterday. My biggest issue with the Air isn't a missing optical drive or something silly like that; it's the kluginess of connecting to anything but WiFi.
- Mandriva, Turbolinux enter Linux alliance | Underexposed - CNET News.com - "Forgive me if I sound skeptical, but during the nine years I've covered Linux, not once have I seen a favorable outcome to the partnership of the type Mandriva and Turbolinux announced Wednesday.
- Library of Congress Blog » My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven (Library of Congress) - A very interesting development; the LOC is starting to make photos from its collections available on flickr.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:20 AM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
- The Celestial Jukebox is here - Duke Listens! - "We are now starting to see the next generation of music apps hit the web that no longer are beholden to the rules of Internet radio."
- The Danger of Free - ReadWriteWeb - I've written about parts of this theme recently. I recommend checking this piece out.
- 10 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Broadband - GigaOM - Some good insights.
- Apple unveils the Apple TV, take 2 - Engadget - I still don't like being locked into the Apple ecosystem. Also I hate how this "must watch within 24 hours after starting" is becoming an industry standard. I often start something and get interrupted.
- Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey - William Patry: " Among those commenting on the exhibit was Mark Vallen, who ... published online a lengthy, fairly savage attack on Fairey's unattributed appropriation from a vast number of sources."
- PlagiarismToday » Articles DMCA Legal Issues News Prevention » Artists Express Concern Over PhotoBucket - " Nowhere on the front page of the site or the registration page does PhotoBucket mention that, by default, prints of your work will be available to anyone finds your account."
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
- Games Without Frontiers: Explosion of Indie Games Kills 'Best of' Column - Indie games to check out.
- HipMojo.com - Main Street Meets Madison Avenue, Wall Street and Silicon Valley » Wikipedia Turns Seven, Lessons for MSFT and Zagat? - "Connecting the dots (humor me), I see Zagat a bit like The Britannica: a wonderful brand that previous generations love and respect, but desperately searching for an identity in the 21st century. "
- Apple doesn't care about music. - Duke Listens! - "Apple is still foregoing incredible opportunities."
- How to Brew - By John Palmer - Contents - I don't bew as frequently as I did at one point, but I'll take a look at this.
- Ford: Car owners are pirates if they distribute pictures of their own cars - Boing Boing - The headline is predictably overblown. This is actually a trademark issue about reproduction for products being sold. See this comment: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/13/ford-car-owners-are.html#comment-104978 (But still seems excessive.)
- Black Star Rising - Why Photographers Hate Creative Commons - More Creative Commons discussion.
- The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Dear Gizmodo: Don't even think about fucking with the screens at our show - This is good.
- Why people believe weird things about money - Los Angeles Times - I took a course in school called Behavioral Decision Theory that went into a lot of these non-rational economic behaviors. They have a lot of implications for marketing, advertising, etc.
- Photographer Taryn Simon Shoots America's Best-Kept Secrets - I saw an exhibit of her photos at the Whitney in NY relatively recently. Good stuff. (The photos at the exhibit were quite large so some of the effect is lost here unfortunately.)
- Serious Eats: Zagat Survey Up for Sale - I like Zagat's but the $24.95 annually for online always seemed just a bit steep. I agree with the general point of this post that they may not have done as much with online as they could.
- The Old New Thing : No matter where you put an advanced setting, somebody will tell you that you are an idiot - So very true.
- Maison Fleury: Ruby company raises $3.5 from Benchmark - "It is embarrassing for the zealots that in this day and age one of the most successful companies is a proprietary software model. What? my ideology is not perfect?"
- 3 Hidden Trends in 2008 - eMarketer - "advertisers and their agencies who want to engage with today’s consumers will have to start turning their ads into content. "
- HD DVD fires back, slashes hardware & software prices - Engadget - In other news, there are a lot of great bargains on Betamax recorders out there.
- ‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ almost enough to make us forgive Fox for canning ‘Firefly’ « Quaedam - I like good science fiction, of which there's very little on TV--even less than fanboys would have you think. This pilot wasn't bad at all.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:29 AM
Monday, January 14, 2008
- That little Misunderstood PowerShot G9 « Musings on Photography - The G9 isn't quite the ideal smaller camera but it's probably as close as I'm going to get at the moment.
- Dan Heller's Photography Business Blog: A Proposal for the Creative Commons - This seems rather over-engineered. In my view, a bigger issue with CC today is complexity.
- List Of The Day: Great Olan Mills photos - Thanks Stephen for pointing me to this. Very funny.
- Photophlow puts a fresh face on Flickr | Underexposed - CNET News.com - Even if you take the social angle out of it, the interactivity of the interface is also very nice.
- PlagiarismToday » Articles Punditry » Why Your Copyright Protection is Second Rate - I've seen related discussions in a couple of places. Basically, most individuals don't register copyrights which limits damages they can collect even if a corporation infringes.
- ASCII by Jason Scott: My Delicious Slaves - As I've said before, I'm not sure why the tagging/bookmarking sites have remained squarely in the second tier of Web 2.0.
- HipMojo.com - Main Street Meets Madison Avenue, Wall Street and Silicon Valley » Plenty of Fish: Disrupting the Disrupted - "I think as the article suggests, because the site is free, people put up with a lot more… maybe this is just one more nail in the coffin for anything paid."
- Data Mining: Mapping The Blogosphere - Interesting blogosphere link maps via Smashing.
- Flickr Photo Download: Flickr User Model, v0.3 - Flickr user model
- A VC: The Long Tail Of Business Models - A list of Web media business models.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:07 AM
Friday, January 11, 2008
- CrunchGear » Archive » On Gizmodo’s douchery and blogging - Probably the best, semi-inside take on the whole CES/Gizmodo thing that I've read.
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Best Of | Tutorials | Smashing Magazine - A cornucopia of Photoshop tutorials.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:29 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
- » Is Blu-ray any less dead than HD DVD? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com - A lot of this meme going around. I'm unconvinced downloadable movies play a big role in the near-term but I'm not sure most people care enough about picture quality to both upgrading from regular DVD (at least until it's a no-brainer).
- Semantic Web: What Is The Killer App? - ReadWriteWeb - "There is a misunderstanding about the Semantic Web which is floating around, which equates the Semantic Web with ability to solve really hard problems. It is simply not true." IOW, it's only incremental.
- What's the best Web site for geotagged photos? | Underexposed - CNET News.com - Good overview of how various photo sites handle location-tagged photographs.
- 10 Creepiest Old Ads - Some (most) of these: OMG.
- Baby Dies in Fire, Iomega Says "Burn, Baby, Burn!" » Adrants - The sometimes problems of contextual advertising. This is apparently old but real AFAIK.
- Ten Reasons We're Doomed: CES Edition - This is actually pretty good. One item (I kid you not): "Designer Tasers"
- PlagiarismToday » The Public Domain Trend - "readers are not served by authors permitting plagiarism. Doing so allows the public to be duped by liars who artificially inflate their reputation, to receive outdated information that is often outright incorrect, to be buried by spam (spammers can now t
- HipMojo.com - Main Street Meets Madison Avenue, Wall Street and Silicon Valley » Guaranteed Path to Deadpool: Bad Advisers - "Yes, it’s good to see the forest through the trees… but you also don’t want to spend too much time thinking big when you have tactical, micro-level operational issues to tend to."
- People Over Process » IT Management for The Big Switch - Mid-afternoon Speculation and Blue-skying - "Part of the down in the much issue rests on the question of how much the cloud idea is about hardware running in the cloud vs. software running in the cloud."
- Digital photo frames have arrived | (parent . thesis) - Parenting and technology with Amy and Michael Tiemann - CNET Blogs - I've thought about getting one for my dad but the good ones are still pretty pricey.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:48 AM
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
- » Response to InfoWorld’s Choices on 2007’s Top Technology | Virtually Speaking | ZDNet.com - Some other lesser-known technologies that are part of the overall virtualization landscape.
- Official Google Maps API Blog: 2007 Wrap Up: A Map-tastic Year! - A good overview of what was new with Google Maps in 2007. I have a small application that I'll have to get finished one of these days.
- Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog » Blog Archive » How to Install a Lightroom Export Plugin - Handy plugin for Adobe Lightroom and flickr.
- Hacking NetFlix : Paramount To Ditch HD DVD, Too? - "I was joking about selling my HD DVD player, but I'm not buying any more HD DVD discs." I'm in the same boat. I just have a few, so no big deal. The question now seems when not if. There's too much momentum in one direction to stop.
- ASCII by Jason Scott: The Long Hosting Goodbye - Moving things offsite on a small scale. "Letting go is hard, but after a while you realize you're not keeping up patching, you're not using your bandwidth properly, and you're spending hours doing things that others are paid to do all day and do it better
- Virtualization in the Enterprise Survey: Your Virtualized State in 2008 - Some interesting survey numbers about virtualization.
- Deconstructing Real Google Searches: Why Powerset Matters - ReadWriteWeb - All good points (intel--as in intelligence) and Intel is one that I run into). To some degree, however, as commenters note you may just need to learn a very few basics about more advanced search techniques.
- Linux and GPLv3 - "In the end, what we have is a stable system by reason of inertia. It may eventually shift, but not anytime soon."
- Dynamist Blog: Who Needs 1,000 Typefaces? - "'Having an idea for a typeface used to be like having an idea for a new-model car,' says Bierut. Now the distance between idea and execution, designer and user, has contracted." Unfortunately the full article is behind a firewall.
- PC World - Microsoft: No HD DVD Xbox - Unsurprisingly, it looks like Microsoft is also tiptoeing away from the HD DVD camp.
- Comcast introduces open-cable platform | CNET News.com - Is Comcast actually opening up their platform a bit without being dragged totally kicking and screaming?
Posted by Gordon Haff at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
- 3Tera - Hot Cluster - It comes down to where the economic scale points are, doesn't it?
- Micro Persuasion: The Lazysphere and the Decline of Deep Blogging - The "lazysphere" is a great term!
- Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » Scoble/Facebook Incident: It’s Not About Data Ownership - Maybe. Ownership may be a bad word, but it is about what data associated with individuals it's proper for me to unilaterally expose on a different service or context.
- Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media: Chris Anderson: Free, but at what Cost? - "there is always someone, somewhere making money."
- Futuristic Play by Andrew Chen: Does Facebook reflect your true friendships? How about e-mail? - Interesting thinking about "friends."
- Seth's Blog: Music lessons - Really sharp observations that apply beyond music to digital content in general.
- The Patry Copyright Blog: What RIAA Has Said About Home Taping - Hilarious (in a black humor sort of way): “DAT poses the most significant technological threat the American music industry has ever faced.”
Posted by Gordon Haff at 4:08 PM
Monday, January 07, 2008
- Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Photophlow Rocks - Looks interesting although I don't participate in the "social media" side of Flickr much.
- Dan Heller's Photography Business Blog: Gaming the Creative Commons for Profit - Dan's had several thought provoking posts on Creative Commons recently. He argues that it doesn't work for photographs. I don't 100% agree--at least, yet.
- A VC: Rhapsody: An Apology Of Sorts - "So I guess I owe Rhapsody an apology here. It's not entirely their fault. They are not luddites. They are in bed with luddites."
- Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Towards the Knowledge Economy - Irving discuses some of the characteristics of cloud computing.
- WeSmirch - This is hilarious. A celeb gossip version of Techmeme. Who knew that the Techmeme concept could be adapted to even more trivial, self-absorbed, and largely inaccurate news?
- Put Buyers First? What a Concept - New York Times - Great story about Amazon. You can't buy that sort of good publicity.
- Negroponte on Intel's $100 laptop pullout - Jan. 4, 2008 - There's at least some fault on both sides here.
- Cool Tool: Motion Mountain - This looks very, well, cool.
- The Best Leaders of 2007 - BusinessWeek - With HP's Mark Hurd at #1. One could argue that HP is now too focused on execution at the expense of everything else but Mark certainly fixed a lot of things that were out of kilter.
- Q&A: Red Hat CEO believes Delta past isn't a liability | Underexposed - CNET News.com - Another good interview with Whitehurst.
- Stereoscopy for your digital SLR | Underexposed - CNET News.com - This looks very cool.
- 10 Useful Plugins for Windows Live Writer | Sarah In Tampa | Channel 10 - Some of these may be useful.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 1:09 PM
Friday, January 04, 2008
- D-SLR Systems | PCPhoto Magazine - Good overview of all the current Digital SLR systems out there.
- The Long Tail: How not to do a FREE calculation, Trent Reznor edition - A lot of interesting discussion in the comments. My guess is that 10-20% payments are about the best you can expect and I wouldn't expect enearly that many if there are only one or two songs that people like.
- Frameworks Round-Up: When To Use, How To Choose? | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine - Nice roundup of Web application development frameworks.
- On the record with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's new CEO: "I must have a mission" | The Open Road - The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay - CNET Blogs - Good interview with the new CEO of Red Hat.
- RIAA shreds Washington Post story in debate | Tech news blog - CNET News.com - 'Tis the reason of misreporting. (See also batteries, etc.) Mostly nothing to see here, move along although RIAA does seem more equivocal about ripping than they once were.
- Dan Heller's Photography Business Blog: The Creative Commons and Photography - Dan Heller argues that Creative Commons is a bad fit for photographs. Don't really agree but a worthwhile read.
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:49 PM
Thursday, January 03, 2008
- Futuristic Play by Andrew Chen: 5 ways to break past the San Francisco echo-chamber - "it's very easy to get excited about the next new thing rather than realize the eternal truth of technology: Every new technology takes longer to permeate the world than you'd think."
- Editors Note: The Ron Paul Vid-Lash - The Medium - Magazine - New York Times Blog - Minor firestorm over a blog at the New York Times.
- A VC: YottaMusic RIP - Rhapsody seems to have shutdown YottaMusic. I didn't use it much but I have trouble understanding Rhapsody's issue here. (It apparently related to YottaMusic using non-public APIs.)
- Long Live Closed-Source Software! | Computers | DISCOVER Magazine - Interesting perspective.
- » Eight reasons SaaS will surge in 2008 | Software as Services | ZDNet.com - More reasons why SaaS will surge.
- THINK IT Services: Top Ten Reasons Why On-Demand Services Will Soar in 2008 - Will 2008 be the big year? May be premature but certainly rapidly growing.
- It's behind you: Great White stalks ocean canoeist | the Daily Mail - Great photo (and apparently for real).
- Share Your Travels With Driftr - ReadWriteWeb - An interesting Web 2.0 site I'll have to check out.
- Redmond | Feature Article: Google's Secret Weapon - As Simon Phipps notes: "Glyn does a good job documenting how Google tactically supports open source to damage Microsoft without actually letting openness spread into the company."
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:48 PM
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
- The Patry Copyright Blog: The Establishment Press Takes on the RIAA - Still seems to be a bit of a "pre-crime" angle here but a good examination of issues that have been generally missed.
- Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes - Good discussion about differing group sizes.
- Rob Galbraith DPI: Revised Lithium battery transport regulations for passenger aircraft now in effect - There has been an incredible amount of misreporting and commenting on tis story.
- ongoing · 2008 Prediction I: RIA vs. AJAX - This also plays into the whole stateless vs. stateful tug-of-war.
- Futuristic Play by Andrew Chen: Public and private spaces, and why YouTube comments are so awful - I think the Dunbar Number concept is interesting.
- Five Ways You Can Fall in Love With Tagging Again - ReadWriteWeb - I've been meaning to write about this topic. It's certainly one area of Web 2.0 that hasn't gone much of anywhere.
- Timothy Armes Photography - Output tool for Adobe Lightroom. Haven't tried it yet but looks interesting.
- Law & Life: Silicon Valley: 2007 Top Ten Free and Open Source Legal Issues - A good precis.
- The Generational Divide in Copyright Morality - New York Times - Demonstrations like this tend to belie some of the "If it weren't DRMed and it were priced right I would buy it" rhetoric--at least among certain demographics.
- Safe Travel - Batteries - No loose lithium batteries in checked luggage any longer. Note that the :max of 2" batteries in carry-on only applies to fairly big (larger than average laptop battery) size.
- paidContent.org - The Economics of Content - Wal-Mart Cancels Video Download Service; HP Says Wasn’t Worth Powering - The HP angle here is interesting. Yet another new-style business that HP apparently failed to plug itself into.
- Burningbird » Den of Thieves - Some further thoughts on copyright etc.
- David Galbraith - This post actually treads some new ground on the Lane Hartwell/Richter Scales mess.
- Fair Use Vs. Free Speech in the Internet Age: The Lane Hartwell Problem - I don't especially agree with TechCrunch on a number of things here but this comment is spot on: "In the old days, someone might have clipped Hartwell’s image from a magazine and put it into a collage, or filmed it and put it into a private video. Nobod
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:28 PM