Wednesday, June 23, 2004
From Dan Gillmor:
James Cramer (NY Magazine): Viacom SOS. No,
to find out why Viacomís stock sank to the 52-week-low list, all you
need to do is look to the 52-week-high list, where the winners are:
video games, satellite radio, video-on-demand, and Internet search
engines. Those are the companies with the better models, the better
technology that has, in an incredibly short period of time, stolen
massive amounts of the fuel that powered Battleship Viacom: the viewers
themselves.Chris Nolan: It's Not Just Blogging AnymoreFor
a while I, and many others have been dissatisfied with the term ìweb
logging.î That focuses on the technology, not on what the technology
produces. So, after a little thought, Iím calling what I and others do
Stand-Alone Journalism. Why Stand-Alone Journalism? Well, itís
accurate. A journalist ñ or a small group of reporters ñ can work on
the web to produce what they want as they find it appropriate. And
readers are equally free to read the work of individual journalist as
they see fit, on their time, not on schedules set by TV networks or the
From Dave Winer:
: "Dr Mockapetris came up with the DNS system 21 years ago while he was a scientist on the Arpanet project." [Scripting News
Happy 92nd, Turing!
Today would have been Alan Turing's 92nd bithday (if he hadn't been
hounded to death by the British authorities who forced hormone
treatments on him to "cure" his gayness). Turing invented modern
computer science and is one of my all-time heros.
) [Boing Boing
Change happens. We adapt. Life goes on.
Not that it was all that hidden, but UXNet has made the leap to a more semi-public semi-presence with a "pre-launch":
UXnet Soft Launch
I'm volunteering as a local ambassador for the Bay Area.
"User Experience (UX) is an emerging field concerned with improving the
design of anything people experience: a web site, a toy, or a museum.
UX is inherently interdisciplinary, synthesizing methods, techniques,
and wisdom from many fields, ranging from brand design to ethnography
to library science to architecture and more. (...) UXnet is dedicated
to exploring opportunities for cooperation and collaboration among
UX-related organizations and individuals." (UXnet Mission
) [InfoDesign: Understanding by Design
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