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Thursday, September 09, 2004

ITI Keynote Online. D'Arcy Norman has create "a handy AudioBook AAC format for use in iTunes or an iPod. Itís about half the size of the .mp3, and supports bookmarking, in case you donít feel like sitting there for an hourÖ It also has an album coverÖ." Meanwhile, quite a few people have written in with their own suggestions - thanks! By D'Arcy Norman, D'Arcy Norman @ The Learning Commons, September 9, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect] [OLDaily]
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Victory for the NIH plan in the House. By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 388-13 the House of Representatives tonight adopted the appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies (H.R. 5006). The bill includes the directive to the NIH to develop an open-access plan by December 1, 2004. On to the Senate! [Open Access News]
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Nova Test Prep Center Online LSAT Course. Ashok Varma writes to me, of this online LSAT preparation course, that "our latest US offering is probably, the first revenue sharing web based offering between a Indian and a US based company." If so, then it is an interesting development. The website is worth passing along on its own merits; some elegant HTML and Javascript coding along with a generous preview, clear writing and a lot of content. No Flash or Javascript, which means this course loads quickly and could (in theory) be written in pure XML. By Various Authors, MindAxis, September, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect] [OLDaily]
8:58:54 PM      Google It!.

For a Fee, a Stream of Tunes, Talk and Video. High-speed connections and software improvements are giving rise to subscription services for music, movies, sports events and talk radio to PC's. By By ASHLEE VANCE. [The New York Times > Technology]
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MIT iCampus Outreach. The MIT Outreach Initiative seeks to disseminate innovative educational technology tools that can make a significant, sustainable difference in how well and quickly students learn, how much they remember, and how fast they can shift from absorbing fact [Online Learning Update]
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Next-generation infoware. The other day, Jeremy Zawodny asked:
Is it just me, or is Flickr (currently in beta) one of the best examples of next generation web services?

Note that in this context, I mean web services in both senses of the term:
  • A web site that provides some useful service that I can interact with using a web browser.
  • An application with an API that has been exposed over HTTP using REST, XML-RPC, or SOAP.
[Jeremy Zawodny's blog]
Nope, not just you. I've been using Flickr, and writing about it, for the same reasons. Likewise del.icio.us. Among other virtues, both exhibit a really important one I haven't mentioned yet: you own your data. ... [Jon's Radio]
8:37:26 AM      Google It!.

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