For the past couple of months I have been exploring a different kind of technology, the biological ones. You see, I need a new neck.
Mitch Ratcliffe blogs about the constantly changing boundary between media and life, the businesses that live on that border, and the meaning of all this change to society and the economy.
CNET reports on Google's efforts to expose Google Reader user's shared items to Google Talk contacts.The article compares this to the Facebook Beacon project, which would have made purchases and other personal preferences available to people who are Facebook friends.
Rest in Peace Marc OrchantIt was only a few weeks ago that Marc Orchant and I were exchanging mail about his new gig with the David Allen Company, and planning to meet this past week at one of Buzz Bruggeman's amazing dinners. It's an incredible tragedy, one no one could have expected of such a warm and engaged person, that today would be Marc's last.
Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD--see Wikipedia) is how IBM tried to retain its dominance, what Microsoft used to cement its monopoly and, now, I suggest we review recent Google news and wonder:Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Mobile Devices: In which Google and "a broad alliance of leading technology and wireless companies today joined forces to announce the development of Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices.
After years of installing and managing Unix, Windows and Mac servers, I'm happily settled on Mac OS X Server 10.4 running on an old G4 system, but recently I received my upgrade Mac OS X 10.
Playing games is a great way to keep your mind sharp. Brain Age, a Nintendo DS game, says it can "keep your DS brain in shape" (I don't think I have a DS brain) using the techniques of a Japanese neuroscientist.
I'm on a bit of a tear today, but it is because I just got over a week of Percodan-induced drooling after I had some surgery on my aging shoulder. I don't know if it is just that I am coherent for the first time since last Friday or that got my teeth into this VRM thing in a way that I'm finally able to explain....
For many months, I have been reading the Project VRM list hosted by Doc Searls and Harvard. The putative Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web has addressed this challenge, as well, but misses in ways similar to VRM, because of the implicit relationships between social web service providers and their customers.
Yahoo had its Democratic Candidate Mashup. Google and YouTube teamed with CNN for a series of presidential debates.
The Wall Street Journal today explains that analysts are no longer able to use "established Web standards" to assess the value of eBay and Amazon.com.