- Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing - "We should view computing models much more like forests than trees. These computing model forests have a variety of different trees, and the transition between them is gradual, not abrupt. With the passage of time, as you walk around them you begin to see new trees, but the old ones are still around. But one day you realize that the forest you are now walking through is markedely different from the one you were in twenty years ago. It is therefore now time to give this forest a new name, while you keep on walking and looking for new trees."
- Armed and Dangerous » Blog Archive » The Economic Case Against the GPL - I'm not sure I agree with all the details of the argument but the basic point makes sense to me--if open source fundamentally works, then copyleft isn't generally needed.
- Wolfram Blog : Droste Effect with Mathematica - This looks fun.
- Coding Horror: Has The Virtualization Future Arrived? - I'm guessing that this is something they're doing with the tech they acquired from Kidaro.
- Make: Online : Retro Photos in the Library of Congress - Color photos fropm a period normally seen in B&W.
- Heavy Boots - Amazing. Just amazing.
- newsmap - Interesting news visualization
- The Medium - Comment Is King - NYTimes.com - Especially (although certainly not exclusively) in the political sphere, comments have an almost ridiculously bad S/N ratio.
- Journalists: Where do you add value? « BuzzMachine - "Journalism can’t afford repetition and production anymore."
- Are record shops worth saving? (Part 1) | MP3 Insider - CNET Reviews - "For the devoted, stepping into a great music store is like stepping into a temple. For these people, downloading music is like worshiping at an online church--there's no ritual to it, no pageantry, no reason to dress up. In light of the inherently private experience of actually listening to music, there's something balancing about discovering and purchasing new music in a comfortable public space that reaffirms your identity as a music lover. " Most of all it's the mostly-used places like Amoeba that I'll miss.
- Reporter's notes: Cloud Computing conference | Webware - CNET - Writeup on Under the Radar: Cloud Computing event.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:11 PM