Thursday, January 28, 2010

Links for 01-28-2010

  • New DivaBlog: Assimilation begins...Oracle Censors Blogs.Sun.Com - "As part of this next phase of assimilation...Oracle recently made available the new rules for blogging. If you work for Snoracle starting now, you must obtain your manager's permission before each public posting that relates to work. In theory that means before every tweet. "
  • Animated stereoviews of old Japan ::: Pink Tentacle - Recreating stereoviews with animated GIFs.
  • 441 – Sense of POPOS: Secret Spaces of San Francisco « Strange Maps
  • For The Love Of Culture | The New Republic - I sometimes disagree with certain aspecys of "free culture" but this is a long and thoughtful piece by Lessig and is worth a read, via @stshank
  • McNealy's bittersweet memo bids good-bye to Sun | Deep Tech - CNET News
  • 3D TV | - "But of course, we realize that we're kind of missing the point here. Manufacturers know there is one ready-made market for this device: technology early adopters." The thing is that this is actually a fairly straightforward assessment of how things stand.
    "This is a group of people for whom the main benefit of their technology purchases is the act of purchasing itself. They enjoy shopping for and researching the latest technology, possibly as an artifact of the hunting instinct that thousands of years ago gave them a sense of satisfaction from slaying a woolly mammoth. The early adopters love the rush of waiting for the new toy to hit shelves, they love the smell of new plastic, the sight of styrofoam blocks and black cables bundled together with twisty ties."
  • Bubble Wrap celebrating its 50th birthday - U.S. business- - "Mostly, they like the sound it makes when they destroy it, piece by piece, which largely explains the appeal of Bubble Wrap, the stress reducer disguised as package cushioning that maintains an inexplicable hold on pop culture... Like many innovations, Bubble Wrap initially was conceived for an entirely different purpose. According to Aurichio, a New York City designer approached inventors Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding in the late 1950s with a proposal for creating textured wallpaper."

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