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Posts from — April 2003

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:24:07 GMT

Foundations and Open Information Architectures. It was good news when the Open Source Applications Foundation got a small grant from a major foundation for a… [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]

this is a good thing…

April 27, 2003   No Comments

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:14:57 GMT

Conversational Blogging, or Lack ThereofStuart Hen …. Conversational Blogging, or Lack Thereof
Stuart Henshall adds to the discussion of blogs as facilitators of dialogue. He is the first I've seen who takes the design of the blog as a possible cause of little interaction through comment-boxes etc. Personally I still feel that the dialogue blogs foster takes places in large parts in other media, with the blog as startingpoint, so that the dialogue is largely hidden from view for the casual blog-reader. But Stuart certainly makes a point worth contemplating. [Ton's Interdependent thoughts]

architecturally, it has always seemed to me that the blog was more about the post, than the conversation. it really isn't focused on conversation at all, it is about putting something out, and then getting response, and then occasionally that starts a conversation, but really it lacks the fluidity necessary for a convo.

April 27, 2003   No Comments

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:11:49 GMT

Pick-A-Prof Comes to My Campus.

Pick-A-Prof has arrived at the University of Oklahoma

This looks like a reasonable response to the problem of evaluations…..

April 27, 2003   No Comments

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:08:05 GMT

PPP. Next month, I'll be visiting Maastricht for the Personal Publishing Pandemonium at Jan van Eyck Academie. [Mark Bernstein]

this looks like it will be intersting

April 27, 2003   No Comments

Fri, 25 Apr 2003 18:33:12 GMT

Monitors of the future.

rollupdisplay.jpgArticle in Portable Design on the future of displays: Organic LED monitors, superthin displays that roll up like a sheet of paper, 3D monitors that don't require special glasses to work, and monitors that double as loudspeakers.
Read [Via PocketPCThoughts]


this is nifty. it would be great if they integrated a presser array so you could manipulate it with yoru finger.

April 25, 2003   No Comments

Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:19:23 GMT

Alan Kay on scalable group collaboration (Open Croquet). Alan Kay showed us a pre-alpha demo of some software (called Open Croquet, I think) written in Smalltalk and Squeak. The collective collaboration of Hydra + Star Trek's Holodeck + The Matrix. It looks like what he's done is create an OS based not on applications but on objects, which makes a bit of emergence possible (which, if you're drinking the Kool-Aid here at Etech, is a good thing). Quite im… []

this sounds interesting….

April 24, 2003   No Comments

Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:15:28 GMT

A 15-inch LCD monitor with a little something extra on top.

tophead.jpgWe're quite big on the dual-monitor setup here at Gizmodo HQ, we'd even add a third monitor if we could, but we might have to settle for the TopHead TM150, a 15-inch flat-screen LCD monitor that comes with a second, 6.4-inch LCD monitor built-into the top. The idea is that you use that second little monitor for video conferencing or for watching TV.


nifty toy, i want 3

April 24, 2003   No Comments

Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:14:10 GMT

The Banryu guard-robot.

GK, Gizmodo's new Tokyo correspondent, managed to snap a few pics at Tokyu Hands of Sanyo's new Banryu guard-robot, which is designed to prowl around the house keeping an eye out for intruders. He says, “one of the cool things with the Banryu is that you can call it from your cellphone and remotely view things it sees with its camera and control how it moves around your apartment.”





it needs a missle launcher, without a missle launcher it is useless

April 24, 2003   No Comments

Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:23:12 GMT

Creative Commons Releases Hundreds of Titles Under its Founders Copyright. Creative Commons announced today the release of several hundred titles under its Founders' Copyright. The Silicon Valley nonprofit also opened the Founders' Copyright submission process to the public via its website. [Creative Commons: weblog]

this is good news, I'd prefer people do a nice 5 year copyright and release deal.

April 23, 2003   No Comments


I get quite a few hits here from people looking for “pomes” pomes is what i stole from Kerouac's Pomes All Sizez which i read after mexicali blues. but anyway, if you are looking for pomes, here you will find some of what i think might be that, else, you might want to search forpoems on google

April 23, 2003   No Comments