I’m at the Carson Future of Web Apps conference in London, where Kevin Rose is talking about Digg. My favourite comment:
You have to take it for what it is, it’s not a perfect system
Rose threw out a few comments about how he sees Digg evolving. One which interested me: it will support OpenID,
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A snag with the most wonderful WordPress is that comments to a post are not broken down into pages. With over eighty comments and climbing fast, this post on slow Outlook 2007 is getting slow to load. Fitting, I guess, but I’d rather it performed better. I looked in vain for a WordPress option to
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Today IT Week has my piece on the lack of any business model in Yahoo Pipes, a thought underlined by an unusual press release which popped into my inbox. It is from John Earley of MyWebAlert, a company set up to monitor web site availability. Press releases are not usually so dejected:
Following a series of
…continue reading Where’s the business model in Web 2.0? Don’t ask MyWebAlert.
Noted producer Tony Visconti made an interesting, sad comment on the CD Loudness wars over on Steve Hoffman’s forum. Visconti has worked with Thin Lizzy, Morrisey, David Bowie and many other well-known artists.
I asked him for his take on this issue, bearing in mind that two of the three most afflicted Bowie releases were produced
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Took a quick look at Microsoft Soapbox which seems to be a me-too version of YouTube.
The first thing I noticed was the absence of any content I wanted to view, whereas YouTube is really dangerous if you want to avoid distraction. That will change if the service is popular; but I’m not clear why
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Tech journalists have a tough job. They are meant to take the vast complexity of things like computers and operating systems and translate them into terms that ordinary people can understand.
Of course there is never a one-to-one mapping between the complex and the simple. The simplified explanation is a compromise.
So let’s look at
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My first go with Yahoo Pipes.
Fascinating stuff, but I’m finding it frustrating. I tried to do an illustrated blog using For Each Annotate and the Flickr module. I can’t get it to work. I managed to get some images retrieved, but couldn’t get them to display, and their relevance was marginal, even using the Content Analysis
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Internet Explorer is the dominant browser, Windows the dominant desktop, yet Microsoft’s share of internet search is apparently declining. Here’s why.
…continue reading Why Microsoft’s search share is declining
New is drifting out concerning CodeGear’s plans to evolve its development tools. Here’s a snippet from Michael Swindell, CodeGear’s VP of products, writing in the Delphi non-technical newsgroup:
Dynamic languages such as PHP and Ruby new areas where we will be going. Some products will be more in the RAD camp, aligned with Delphi and
…continue reading CodeGear (Borland) to support PHP tools