Saturday February 5, 2011
"After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one."
Friday December 17, 2010
"No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive."
Sunday December 5, 2010
"In 1992, Sun Microsystems launched a project at in an effort to both predict and guide the future of computing. It drew together the talents of more than 100 engineers, designers, futurists, and filmakers. The output of this effort was Starfire, the Movie, showing a day in the life of a knowledge worker in the far-off distant year, 2004. In March 2009, Popular Science Magazine reported on a new video Microsoft had just released showing life in the year 2019: 'The 2019 Microsoft details with this video is almost identical to the 2004 predicted in this video produced by Sun Microsystems in 1992.'"
Sunday October 10, 2010
Tantek defines the Open Web as the ability to openly do three kinds things: 1/ Publish content and applications on the web in open standards. 2/ Code and implement the web standards that that content/apps depend on. 3/ Access and use content / code / web-apps / implementations
"Stuxnet now rivals Wikileaks as the real life plot most likely to have leaked from science fiction." Honestly, some of this is straight out of a Gibson novel.
Tuesday July 6, 2010
The internet guru on the death of newspapers, why paywall will fail and how the internet has brought out our creativity – and generosity
Tuesday January 19, 2010
A wonderful look at the music industry from a bands perspective, how things have changed over the last decade and the challenges they face as a band who "get" online distribution. A must read.
Particularly interesting is the struggle to freely promote their videos, in the face of label and youtube restrictions and fractured promotion on multiple video sites. Made all the more absurd considering the massive success of their previous videos from viral promotion.
Thursday July 23, 2009
A bookmarklet to extract rev="canonical" links from pages. I only use a few sites that support this at the moment (notably Flickr), but it's quite handy.
Thursday June 18, 2009
The full Digital Britain report. I will read this.
Tuesday April 28, 2009
How 4chan hacked reCAPTCHA without actually breaking it. Streamlining the manual voting process, load times, gaming captchas.
Monday April 27, 2009
"Web companies that rely on advertising are enjoying some of their most vibrant growth in developing countries. But those are also the same places where it can be the most expensive to operate, since Web companies often need more servers to make content available to parts of the world with limited bandwidth. And in those countries, online display advertising is least likely to translate into results."