Monthly Archives: May 2008

Occasional reader – Airport security, future of journalism, working with Yahoo!

Some interesting reads from the past couple of weeks: The Airport Security Follies (New York Times blog) – Pilot Patrick Smith takes a look at the idiocy of our airport screening processes. Smith argues (and I fully agree) that airport … Continue reading

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Posted in airlines, journalism, media, newspapers, reader, social networking, travel, web 2, web 2.0, weekly reader, yahoo

Old and new

Saw this odd juxtaposition of a Corona manual typewriter and Windows Vista Home Premium at a Noe Valley sidewalk sale today.

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From chits to bits

I was meeting some colleagues and partners last night for the Pistons playoff game. As we sat down for drinks, we realized that we’d left the tickets at our hotel – more than an hour away from the Palace. Six … Continue reading

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The Internet’s perpetual motion machine

In my comment on Clay Shirky’s speech on the cognitive surplus, I mentioned the effect of increased content production on consumption patterns. I didn’t mention the Internet’s perpetual motion machine. I was reminded of that when I reviewed the post … Continue reading

Posted in media, publishing, web 2.0

Occasional reader – cognitive surplus, Larry Page on changing the world, CSI and mapping crime

Some interesting reads from the last few weeks: Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 Expo on the cognitive surplus (Web 2.0 video) – Author Clay Shirky spoke recently on how much could be done if only a fraction of the time … Continue reading

Posted in apple, dash, google, gps, iphone, microsoft, reader, satellite navigation, video, weekly reader | 1 Comment

3D maps meet geotagged pictures

Microsoft’s Virtual Earth has a phenomenal addition to Live Search Maps that allows users to create virtual aerial tours. Here’s an example using pictures from my trip to Kauai: The tours can be exported as a video file and uploaded … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, maps, mashups, microsoft, photography, web 2, web 2.0 | 1 Comment

Aloha to Kauai

I finally got around to uploading the last of the pictures from my Kauai trip in February. Between the two of us, Wanita and I shot more than 1,000 pictures. I’ve narrowed them down to a highlights tour of 56. … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, photography, rocky's travel