Monday, June 30, 2008

The problem with Dwell

merlin.jpg, originally uploaded by Jrome.

I thought of this first Merlin. Did you use magic to steal this thought from my head?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Drill Down

Talking Social Network Interop @ GSP East from Brian Oberkirch on Vimeo.

This is a very timely chat. Given Nick Carr's nostalgic view of information processing in humans in The Atlantic article (longer form is better) and the new methodology erupting (let's just say "it has fully erupted") on the web, the task at hand is to shovel content to individuals not just "users" and help these individuals meet their personal goals for processing and ingesting information, We need web services to judge between "I'm just browsing" vs. "I'm here at B&N to sit in the cafe for four hours and read a whole book." Web services that create such an environment, which I'll call the Drill Down for lack of a better term in my taxonomy, will win over individuals.

PS Check out Scott Karp's blog too for further information.

FactoryJoe fixin' the web, one feature at a time

FactoryJoemicroformatmicronote, originally uploaded by Jrome.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On Twitter

So much information flows through and past my eyes on twitter these days, it'd be a shame not to mention that I can link to Britannica from my blog and you, my gentle reader can read the whole article I link to.

Today, I saw Britannica twittered that Sir Paul's b-day is today. So there you have it: Sir Paul McCartney


Spreadsheet Comparison

Spreadsheet Comparison, originally uploaded by Ross Mayfield.

This is actually pretty cool for all you spreadsheet lovers. Not super cool. Just normal cool.

I trust I would like SocialCalc on the SocialText wiki, if it weren't for the jotspot wiki we're saddled with at the moment.