- Top analyst blogs « Technobabble 2.0 - Impressive assembly--although I agree with Andi Mann that this is really about popularity rather than anything else.
- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Cloud computing, circa 1965 - Interesting old document from Western Union presaging the information utility.
- Looking for Reasons to Care About Tiger Woods - Tuned In - TIME.com - There's a lot of truth to this: "But whenever a story like this breaks, the first thing that gets exposed is the gap between media outlets, like TMZ, that unashamedly love this kind of story and cover it well, and more-traditional media outlets, who are either uncomfortable with or unsuited to the story, yet finally can't ignore it.... As with so many things today, traditional media are caught between a newfangled audience, with new expectations, and an old-fashioned audience that expects old-fashioned standards of propriety."
- Miami News - Miami-based Psystar takes on Apple - page 1 - Detailed story about the guys behind Psystar.
- Hacking NetFlix : "Crash" Still Dominates Netflix Top 100 Movies - The self-reinforcing power law at Netflix.
- Eight Deep-Fried Turkey Disaster Videos [you're doing it wrong] – Eat Me Daily
- Theory of competition fails in open source, elsewhere | The Open Road - CNET News - This seems generally true. I'm not sure that all the dynamics are covered here though.
- James Governor's Monkchips » Jumping Off IBM Connect 09: looking back - "There is nothing new in IT. And there really isn’t. My own version of the dictum is implement, reimplement, rinse, repeat. People tend to think of Tim Berners Lee as some kind of godlike genius, who came from nowhere with a coherent view of the networked world, and a markup language to support it. But if you read Vannevar Bush’s seminal work on the Memex in 1945, you realise that Berners-Lee’s achievement was not vision, but implementation. A stack of index cards, hyper linked throughout in a great skein of memory. Vannevar saw the WWW before it existed."
- Philip Greenspun’s Weblog » Leica M9 on the test bench at Popular Photography - Ouch. Now that's damning with faint praise for you: "How did Popular Photography deal with the embarrassingly poor image quality results of the $7000 Leica compared to the Japanese cameras? “They’re completely differently tools for completely different styles of photographer. We don’t categorize the M9 as a pro model–think of it as the ultimate (deep-pocketed) enthusiast’s camera.”"
Monday, November 30, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:27 PM