I recently caught a demo of Hans Rosling’s software which provides a pretty amazing visualization framework for understanding relationships between data. In this demo, Hans analyzes, by country, infant mortality vs GNP over the course of about 100 years. Like all great presentations, if forces you to re-think how you view something – in this… Read More
More live integration from Google Docs to online information sources
Comparing the class implications of MySpace and Facebook users
Use a Next bookmarklet to navigate your Reader feeds in context
Since every post about Facebook’s runaway success begins with “I’ve never been a MySpace guy . . . “, here goes: I can’t stand MySpace; it gives me eye seizures. I love what Facebook is doing. They spend several years carefully building a niche network for college students that protected the target users from spam… Read More
A couple funny items mined from yesterday’s reading: The Onion releases latest round of iPhone specs From uncov: MizPee: Where’s the poop go? Toilet metadata kills me. I’m reminded of a post by Terrance Wampler on metadata.
Very cool, how to include live data in your Google Spreadsheet
With apologies to Andrew McAfee, I hate the term Enterprise 2.0. Actually, I’m not crazy about Web 2.0 as a moniker either, but that’s not why I think Enterprise 2.0 is lame. Remember when B2B was the next great Internet business model? B2C was so 1997. All the cool companies were in the B2B space… Read More
Jake’s post on the Internet Generation Gap is relevant for me. I’m 33. The 20-something MySpace crowd would consider me a dinosaur. I’m sure each young generation criticizes its elders for being slow to adopt new and better ways of doing things. Proof point: I don’t have a MySpace account, I don’t text message much,… Read More
Dave Winer and Fred Wilson, along with some others (see Techmeme coverage), have been sparring about age and innovation (or lack thereof). I mentioned the age chasm with regard to privacy in my last two posts on Big Brother (1, 2), and actually had an entry in mind about the great divide between the Web… Read More
"As promised, we have delivered a new salvo of Oracle + Ruby on Rails how-to’s on the OTN Web site" Excellent!
"There are a large number of technical talks at Google. Many of these are videotaped, and some are made available for external viewing."
How to remove your image from Street View
Thanks to Eddie and Steve for weighing in on the discussion I started yesterday. I think fundamentally, we disagree about who has more damaging information. I say Amazon does. Eddie and Steve say Google. My argument is that purchase history (even without exposing credit cards) can be more damaging than search/email/feed reading/documents. I say that… Read More
If you’re not watching TED, you should be. It is one of the real gems of the web. Visionaries from around the globe sharing their perspective in digestible chunks you can enjoy from your PC in your boxers. In this video, Chris Anderson of Wired has explains the 4 stages of technology. Briefly they are:… Read More
I’m a paranoid guy, always have been. Last week’s report by Privacy International that slammed Google as “hostile to privacy” got me thinking about Amazon vs. Google, which knows more about me and how I feel about them. I happened to be downloading Smokin’ Aces (any good?) to my Tivo from Amazon Unbox, so I… Read More
A common analogy used in business is that of war. Conceptually speaking war used to be easy. You had an enemy, they had a flag, a home base, troops huddled together, and clear lines of division. This was true during revolutionary times and remained true up through the major world wars. Enter Guerrilla Tactics: From… Read More
John is not your friend.
"Whoa, bringing RSS feeds, searching Technorati, what’s up at BEA? We see BEA AquaLogic Pages, which lets enterprises get all the latest social stuff including wikis, blogs, and more."
Joyent fully backs JRuby — "We?re pleased to be the first infrastructure company to stand firmly behind JRuby, offering it as part of our standard Accelerator packages."