The Future of the Blog

February 26, 2006

On Business Week: The Future of the Blog: “Six Apart’s Mena Trott helped start the stampede by co-designing user-friendly software. But she thinks the blogging trend is only just beginning.” Duh! I thought that that’s what blogging already IS doing. [found via slashdot]

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Google to Digitize National Archives Footage

February 26, 2006

Slashdot | Google to Digitize National Archives Footage: Anil Kandangath writes “Google today announced their pilot program to digitize the entire video content of the National Archives and make it globally accessible for free on Google Video. The history of the world should be universally accessible and this is definitely a great step towards making […]

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Slashdot | Google vs. eBay/PayPal

February 26, 2006

Slashdot | Google vs. eBay/PayPal: “That’s Unpossible! writes “Google has today made a small announcement on their blog which could shake up the landscape of buying things online : they are going to start allowing certain parties to sell items through Google Base, which people can buy using credit cards linked to their Google Account. […]

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Are Usenet fans vulnerable to copyright lawsuits?

February 26, 2006

There goes the neighbourhood. I grew up working with usenet, all 8000 newsgroups, back when there were only 8k. I hear that there are over 30k of them now: Are Usenet fans vulnerable to copyright lawsuits? | CNET News.com “In a new series of lawsuits, Hollywood studios for the first time are targeting companies that […]

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Kensington Market

February 25, 2006

I don’t upload enough photos, and I’m just cleaning out the 12 gigs of them I have on my harddrive. Most are going to flickr, but I thought I’d share this one. I’m using the low-slung technique I was taught. I’m happy with it.

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Canadian universities banning wifi?

February 23, 2006

From IT Business: …Fred Gilbert won’t allow it until he’s satisfied EMF (electric and magnetic fields) exposure doesn’t pose a health risk, particularly to young people. Gilbert, who was interviewed last week on the CBC about the university’s policy as stated in a town hall meeting last fall, told ITBusiness.ca he based his decision on […]

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The Trouble with Normal

February 23, 2006

The Trouble with Normal is the blog of Ryerson professor Filippo Salustri. And the software is something he’s writing up. Very interesting stuff. I think I need to find out all the Ryerson faculty who are blogging these days.

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FREAKONOMICS BLOG » Have you noticed that people are not held accountable for wrong predictions?

February 23, 2006

FREAKONOMICS BLOG » Have you noticed that people are not held accountable for wrong predictions?: “I’m glad people didn’t write me, but still, there should be punishment for wrong predictions.” I’m big on Freakonomics, because I’m considering it as a text for my course next fall. But geeze. You have to think critically, what’s the […]

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Slashdot | Exposing Children to Technology?

February 22, 2006

Jeremy pointed Slashdot | Exposing Children to Technology? out to me. Since this is a real focus for developing my new course this spring, I had to take a look. The discussion is really interesting. LabelThis asks: “While I’m not a huge fan of immersing children in technology, there is a certain point at which […]

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Learning Company: Education Software

February 22, 2006

I’m starting to explore the research behind developmentally appropriate children’s software (2-8 yrs old) which means I get to go play for a bit on the Learning Company‘s web site to see how things have changed since I last looked. This is going to be fun.

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