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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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February 13, 2008  1:52 PM

Where are my “Jumper” cables? Darth Vader, MIT and the science of teleportation.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, college, conversation, cool, culture, event, forum, fun, futurism, geek, interesting, invention, science, Technology, video, YouTube

There's no question that living in Cambridge and writing about technology has its benefits. The city is swimming in startups, geeky events and plugged-in discussions. Last month, I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Q&A session with two distinguished MIT physicists focused upon the...


August 29, 2007  3:06 PM

Notes on pronunciation in IT: AAA server and SQL



Posted by: GuyPardon
Audio, conversation, email, feedback, learning, messaging

Permanence is both fleeting and intractable on the Internet. In the print world, once the newspaper, magazine or book has been proofed and fact-checked to the point where the law of diminishing returns kicks...


July 9, 2007  6:17 PM

Code to Joy’s 7 Wonders of Programming Languages



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, controversy, conversation, Development, fun, interesting, programming, Ruby on Rails, Technology

It's been quite a week for wonders of the world. First, the online world got together and voted for seven modern wonders of the world, provoked by the lonely status of the Pyramids as the last...


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...


April 23, 2007  4:13 PM

AssignmentZero: Wired applies crowdsourcing to journalism



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, buzz, collaboration, commentary, community, conversation, crowdsourcing, culture, forum, information, interesting, Internet, news, participation, social publishing, trend, volunteer, Web 2.0

Welcome to "pro-am journalism," "an attempt to bring together professional writers and editors with citizen journalists to collaborate on reporting and writing about the rise of crowdsourcing on the Web. Inspired by the open source movement, the goal of


April 23, 2007  3:45 PM

Twitter: Microblogging mashed-up with moblogging and presence technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, community, conversation, cool, culture, discussion board, feeds, forum, free, fun, Google Maps, interesting, mashup, messaging, participation, social, social networking, startup, trend, Web 2.0, wireless

A new messaging service has gained some real traction in the blogosphere and offline among the "digerati," though to be fair most of those coders, writers and futurists are rarely truly offline anymore. Just look at how often they are creating...


April 11, 2007  10:35 AM

Channel 9: Connecting Microsoft developers and customers with Web 2.0



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, collaboration, conversation, Development, feedback, forum, IPTV, Microsoft, podcast, screencast, software, video, Web 2.0, wiki

Channel 9 is a discussion forum used to promote conversations among Microsoft's customers, hosted by Microsoft, featuring video interviews with developers, podcasts, forums and a wiki. More than twenty different


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