Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Sebastian Rupley – West Coast Editor, PC Magazine
Peter Galli- Senior Editor, eWeek
David Spark – Host of ‘The Communications Insider’
CeBIT... Dvorak dissects the massive trade show hosted in Germany.
Origami: More powerful than a PDA, smaller than a laptop Who's gonna buy it?
RFID Chip Infection: Nothing new here, or yet another thing to worry about?
Web 2.0... is Web 3.0 here already?
Friday, March 10, 2006
Salon.com Technology | I, Nanobot: "Scientists are on the verge of breaking the carbon barrier -- creating artificial life and changing forever what it means to be human. And we're not ready." .............
"Quick. What's the difference between artificial life and synthetic biology? Don't know? Neither does anyone else, but that isn't stopping nanobiotechnology researchers from building them -- or it, or that, or whatever. To stay up to speed, there is always Artificial Life, the official journal of the International Society of Artificial Life. According to the editors, the humble mission of the journal "is [to investigate] the scientific, engineering, philosophical, and social issues involved in our rapidly increasing technological ability to synthesize life-like behaviors from scratch in computers, machines, molecules, and other alternative media." Whoa!"
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Solutions from PC Magazine: Location, Location, Location: "users of the Flickr photo-sharing site can also make use of extensive user-contributed scripts available in the Geotagging group ( http://flickr.com/groups/94823070@N00 ) to tag their images for use with either the aptly named Geobloggers site ( www.geobloggers.com ) or Google Maps."
Thursday, March 02, 2006
The blog has created arguably the most incisive collection of accessible, critical but uplifting analyses of writing that I am aware of. Although the focus is on fiction, reading the whole blog will show examples to help almost any form of writing. It is now so large that reading the blog takes a determined effort, but the content provided by so many contributors and the knowledgeable, dry wit (even drier than her Gin) creates a compelling read. If you are serious about your writing - even report writing - then read this blog. Now.
ryskamp.org | brain | Design and Products
"Thought for the day: It’s not hard to create good designs; it’s hard to create well-designed products.
The difference? Any industrial design student can create a beautiful design, but to become real products, a design has to make it through a company’s entire product creation chain. Companies that make this process easier (read: Google), or have champions/dictators to force things through (read: Apple/Steve Jobs), will end up with better-designed products.
Good design depends as much on business process as it does on designers."
Well... how true. It applies to all our ICT projects. Ultimately they almost all relate to business processes.
Something that will affect us all has been noticed by Godaddy.com. They've said:
Go Daddy opposes ICANN-VeriSign agreement
Yesterday, February 28, ICANN announced that its Board of Directors met and approved the pending deal with VeriSign for the .COM registry. The agreement will let VeriSign raise registration fees by 7% annually in four of the next six years. It will also give VeriSign control of the .COM registry indefinitely, as it extends VeriSign's "presumptive renewal" right when this agreement ends in 2012."
If you are a US citizen you may be able to have a say before final ratification. Go to Bob's blog to read more.