When I was Utah's CIO, I wrote what I called the Web Services Manifesto to create a list of principles that I though all government agencies should follow whenever they created an online resource. Their goal: set the data free.
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Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz used the introduction of new, innovative high-end x86 servers to outline the latest iteration of his company’s strategy. As Schwartz has been saying for months, the tech industry is heading toward more uniform system infrastructure and operating systems underpinning a shared set of services aimed at a diverse set of customers.
His is self-deprecating (see the way he has tagged his photo on Flickr). He's soft-spoken.
Mashup Camp opened this morning, with dozens of mashers, both developers and vendors with APIs, stepping up to propose sessions on everything from mobile mashups and creating mashups for corporate use to API pricing models and voice-enabling mashups. My partner on Between the Lines, David Berlind (left), is the host and co-founder of this 'open space unconference.
ZDNet (a CNET Networks Property) is one of the sponsors of Mashup University and has sent a crew (pictured left) down to the Computer History Museum to record all of the mashup classes for on-demand rebroadcast through ZDNet's webcasting operation (we're also contemplated making them downloadable). What this means is that if you missed Mashup University, you'll be able to catch the rebroadcast of it here on ZDNet.
The pioneering Wired News is finally coming out of exile, formally rejoining the Wired Magazine family after eight years of separation. Conde Nast, the owner of Wired Magazine, decided to it was time to unite the Wired properties, which were sold off separately during the early Web days.
The last time I wrote "if the URL exists, you must acquit," it had to do with the way John Udell had basically published the URL to an audio file on a Web-based XML page. In his case, the end result was a podcast feed for NPR's This American Life that Internet users could point their podcatchers to.
I'd heard of online gambling and Internet dating, but this one was new to me: Internet hunting. I read about it in a report that Rhode Island had just banned it.
Dell is in image rehabilitation mode. In part, Dell is dealing with the aftermath of one of its laptops bursting into flames last month in Osaka, Japan, and the impact of widely publicized photos travelling across the Net.
Mashup University got off to good start this morning here at the Computer History Museum in the heart of Silicon Valley. After breakfast, the day opened with an Introduction to Mashup Programming 101 taught by Brian Hamlin.