- Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore Answers Our Burning Questions - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com - So IOW Kara was Gandalf the White. Have to admit that I always resisted trying to think to much about that sort of Christian overlay on LOTR even though it was clearly there.
- Is Your Memory Getting Cloudy? « Data Center Knowledge - Interesting but we've been hearing about in-memory architectures (that aren't just caches) for a long time and they've never come to anything.
- Kindle Content Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) - A good writeup of what works well (and what doesn't) on a Kindle. I've already found the sampling feature to be great.
- Music Discovery Deathmatch at SXSW « Music Machinery - I definitely will want to chase down the video of this.
- stevenberlinjohnson.com: Old Growth Media And The Future Of News - At the same time, I generally agree that local coverage isn't all that great today in a lot of markets. And outside of cities, it's very spotty with some great local papers and a lot of ones that are perfunctory at best.
- Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky - I find that Clay sometimes goes a bit over the top in his social media enthusiasm, but this strikes me as very balanced and perhaps the best piece I've read on the future of newspapers and journalism question.
- The Way We Live Now - Growing Up on Facebook - NYTimes.com - "It could be that my generation was the anomalous one, that Facebook marks a return to the time when people remained embedded in their communities for life, with connections that ran deep, peers who reined them in if they strayed too far from the norm, parents who expected them to live at home until marriage (adult children are already reclaiming their childhood rooms in droves). More likely, though, the very thing that attracts us oldsters to Facebook — the lure of auld lang syne — will be its undoing. Kids, who will inevitably want to drive a stake into the heart of former lives, may simply abandon the service (remember Friendster?) and find something new: something still unformed, yet to be invented — much like themselves."
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:18 AM