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March 31, 2008  11:58 PM

Happy April Fools’ Day 2008: A roundup of the Web’s best jokes, hoaxes and lies



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, community, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, Google, history, humor, interesting, Internet, media, Rails, resource, Web 2.0

In 2008, April Fools' Day Jokes are everywhere. Here's a roundup list of some of the best/worst of the lot. Gday, MATE, from Google Australia. Future...

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March 11, 2008  9:35 AM

Video: Ted Nelson, hypertext and the Web



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, code, collaboration, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, design, Development, forum, free, fundamentals, history, HTML, Internet, invention, learning, media, operating systems, programming, public domain, science, software development, Technology, tool, video, YouTube

In this Google TechTalk, Ted Nelson discusses implementing the original hypertext concept and how transclusion should be used now to fulfill its original...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, commentary, communications, community, conversation, cool, culture, education, fundamentals, geek, howto, interactive media, interesting, Internet, learning, mashup, media, messaging, Mobile, multimedia, new media, participation, resource, screencast, social networking, tool, trend, video, Web 2.0, widgets, wiki, word meanings, YouTube

CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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January 28, 2008  3:47 PM

What is virtual networking? Readers respond to “virtually everything.”



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzzword, command line, commentary, controversy, feedback, Networking, virtual, Virtualization, word meanings

Virtualization was top of the mind for IT administrators and media alike last year. 2008 is no different. Just review the much-discussed recent survey,


December 28, 2007  1:15 PM

Year in Review II: The best enterprise IT news, tips, blogs, cheatsheets and tech videos of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, business, buzz, commentary, Internet, news, Technology, trend

Well, somehow it happened again. Another year has come and gone, to this eye even more quickly than the one before. I can't help but think that as the speed of our connections goes up, time itself seems to pass more quickly. That may because I have relativity on the brain, given that Schrodinger's...


December 4, 2007  2:54 PM

Year in Review: ‘Tis the season for the top tech trends and tools of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
AJAX, Amazon, applications, backup, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, commentary, communications, culture, Development, downloads, e-cycling, green, hardware, humor, innovation, Internet, invention, listings, Mobile, nanotech, open source, resource, reviews, science, social publishing, telephony, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services

Ah, December. The first real snow has fallen here in Boston, the malls are full of holiday shoppers and the blogosphere and pages of industry mags are full of annual summaries of the best and worst of the year in technology. We'll be coming out with our own most notable word of the year, as you'd...


July 5, 2007  5:56 PM

Hacker or cracker?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commentary, controversy, conversation, hacking, hacks, word meanings

Throughout the years I've been writing and editing on WhatIs, I don't think there's been another issue that's cropped up as often or been as gnarly to try to settle as the question of whether a person who attacks computers and networks is a hacker or a cracker. Just about everyone but the serious...


June 14, 2007  11:19 AM

Lexiblographing: On the many flavors of blogging



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, blogging, commentary, culture, information, interactive media, Internet, new media, podcasting, RSS, social, social publishing, Technology, trend, Web 2.0

In honor of International Weblog Day today, the Word of the Day from WhatIs.com is Pepys' diary. A weblog, put...


May 14, 2007  2:14 PM

Codemonkey: The new media model for creative, Web-savvy musicians?



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, commentary, cool, creativity, culture, entrepeneurship, fun, interactive media, interesting, Internet, mashup, MP3, music, new media, public domain, social publishing, songs, video

Last week, as I caught up on my backlog of podcasts, I heard a song on net@nite that Amber and Leo were laughing -- hard -- over. The tune was...


April 26, 2007  12:30 PM

Netcosm: 3-D network monitoring and performance management tool



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, design, futurism, innovation, interesting, network, virtual

One of our colleagues, SearchNetworking.com's Tessa Parmenter, wrote a provocative message to her audience this past week. In it, she commented on a new tool, Netcosm, described by Andrew Hickey in his recent article, "


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