>>> The Tragically Hip, Summerside of Life - Gordon Lightfoot cover (note: This is not a real recomendation. This is Matt testing enclosures. Though I do recommend this song if you're into live cover done by the Hip :) )." [ Best of Emergent Music ] Continuing the theme for the day, I'm having more fun with enclosures. I decided it was time to subscribe to The Best of Emergent Music Weblog in order to see the recommendations in my news aggregator. Lo and behold, I immediately got a song I'm following up on now on their web site and the above song as an enclosure. If you haven't experienced this yet, it's difficult to explain how awesome this is, but hopefully I'll find some time to write up all of my news aggregator experiences next month when things slow down a little for me. Record companies don't have any idea what they're missing. They could be selling new music to me as I write this, but it will be quite some time before they either 1) figure this out, and 2) get past their fear of a new business model. In the meantime, I'm going to keep enjoying music delivered right to my desktop!"
Jenny @ The Shifted Librarian comments on the concept of RSS enclosures. "Too damn cool..." I agree, interface wise it's still a bit rough and crude , but it truly puts the 'remote control' in your hands.
Jenny's right-on about the record companies, they'll let this one slip through their fingers as well. Too scared, slow and dumb to make a move that might actually capitalize on this potential.
I do see the Emergent Music genre-based implementation of RSS having some real potential. They're focus is on *un-discovered* music though, which just like the early days of the CDDB, will require a massive amount of user contributed content to reach a critical mass stage. Is there enough 'energy' in the user base to reach that critical mass stage?
The answer to that question worries me. I truly would like to see these guys succeed, but because EM's fueled entirely by the recommendations of users, I'm wondering if they can reach that critical mass stage without succombing to the effects of 'noise' (no pun intended) and lack of raw data to fuel the statistical engines at work behind the scenes. Let us hope.
"This closed-system concept is the hallmark of Jeavons's Grow Biointensive method, a term he registered as a trademark in 1999. It allows farmers to grow large quantities of food with few expenses beyond seeds and manual tools."
I think I've read someting similar to this, but I can't remeber the name off the individual who wrote it. Seems like a good deal of work. To be fair, I'm no mater gardener. In fact, I consider myself a very amateur gardener, but I'd like to strive toward something like this.
"...The monitor is an autostereoscopic display that presents three-dimensional pictures, without the need for special glasses." [ Wired News ] >>> Imagine when we figure out visual mapping of information... what will it be like to view a 3D model of your search, see the relationships between the resources, and then move amongst them to find the one piece for which you are searching? And you thought the present was an interesting time to be a librarian! <<< "tsl"
Sounds like something out of Gibson's Neuromancer. The 3D data realationships that is.
"What's New. We plan to release version 2.01 of Movable Type in the next week or two weeks. This version is primarily a maintenance release, containing fixes for some small bugs and issues in version 2.0. In addition to a variety of bug fixes, version 2.01 features: Partial implementation of the metaWeblog XML-RPC API: the newPost, editPost, and getPost methods Hooks to automatically insert Google search results into your pages, for both search queries and "what's related" queries, with full customization of the results layout..." Among other improvements mainly for speed. Can't wait for the 'Related Links' feature.
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