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May 31, 2005

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Outfoxed | Personalize your internet. Browsing based on people you trust. (tags: CoolTools)...

May 30, 2005

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Connecting Social Content Services using FOAF, RDF and REST Paper by Leigh Dodds SIMILE | Piggy Bank Turning Firefox into a SemWeb browser (tags: Semantic_Web)...

May 27, 2005

Social Software Presentation

Just given a presentation on Social Software (1 meg, .ppt) to various at Templeton which seemed to go OK (i.e. no-one obviously nodded off, I didn't get hiccups, and some people actually got quite excited). Was speaking to Ton on...

May 25, 2005

On Bullshit

Slightly alarmingly, as part of Princeton's 100 Years of ExcellenceH.G. Frankfurt is interviewed about his book "On Bullshit". (There's a video of it which is worth watching, though the interviewer seems to need the bathroom) "One of the most salient...

Tone Matters

Jonathan Dresner at Cliopatra hits the nail on the head.I don't think any of us can be objective about our own claimed objectivity. -- Daniel Okrent, NYTimes, 4/24/05 ... There are three categories of common arguments in blogspace: * Principles...

May 20, 2005

Autoblogger

Autoblogger made me snicker. (Thanks to Eszter over at Crooked Timber). The byline is: "You have a life. AutoBlogger helps you live it". From the site's FAQ1. What is AutoBlogger? AutoBlogger is a powerful content-authoring software tool designed for online...

May 18, 2005

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HP-Guide-to-Info-Mania (pdf) (via Jack Vinson) (tags: productivity overload) Market populism in the folksonomies debate : Atomiq A little puntcture in the tag bubble is a healthy thing ... (tags: classification) Absolutely Del.icio.us - Complete Tool Collection sid.vicio.us - it...

Concierges and Secure Communities

Interesting interview with Richard Rogers in in today's Guardian. The conversation turned to high-rise living, and this snippet caught my eye RR: We are beginning to learn that management is one of the key elements with tall buildings. Now, of...

May 17, 2005

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Economist.com | The future of innovation (tags: Creativity Grid_Thinking)...

Novelty, Chewing Gum and Saturation Points

Heston Blumenthal is an award-winning chef who is pioneering a more scientific approach to food. Egg and bacon ice-cream, liquorice pasta all sound disgusting, but he seems to be able to trick the brain into thinking they're nice. Certainly his...

May 13, 2005

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The Heresy of Hypertext exploring some fears and anxieties generated by the interaction of the print-based world and its emerging digital counterpart....

May 12, 2005

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Foamy Custard Some gems on folklore studies, orality/literacy, etc (tags: Folklore_Myth Orality)...

May 9, 2005

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Sending SMS through PHP tutorial (tags: code) Croquet Project Architecture designed for "deep collaboration" with numerous users. It's Alan Kay and friends, and it's 3D (tags: CoolTools)...

The Economics of Open Source

On why if Open Source content and, say, Factiva compete for bandwidth, open source should win.

May 4, 2005

A history of authority

Author and authority have the same root word. It's a small point but thought the etymology was interesting. 1230, "Authority" --- autorite "book or quotation that settles an argument," from O.Fr. auctorite, from L. auctoritatem (nom. auctoritas) "invention, advice, opinion,...

Community Black holes

Interesting stuff from Anjo on some problems he's having with an algorithm to discern weblog communities. It seems his current algorithm works fine until it hits a power node (or what he calls a "core blog"). The core blogs ......

Making a Million

Can't remember where I heard this, but it's always struck me as sensible. There are two ways to make your millions, get your dream home, and achieve your goals. One is to work hard, climb the greasy pole, do the...

Notes on Walter Ong's Orality and Literacy #1

This post is the first in a series of notes on Walter Ong's book Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. The book, so far, is a corker, and looks to have significant implications for any discussion of "markets...

May 3, 2005

RSS and strategic feeds

On some ideas and a plea for some more on how to better manage feeds.