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November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...

August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This


July 8, 2008  11:32 AM

A digital nursery rhyme for online gurus and clever children of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Amit Agarwal posted the clever, useful graphic below over at his Digital Inspiration blog. The graphic has been making the rounds online; if anyone knows who originally created and uploaded it, please


June 10, 2008  11:26 AM

What is a social spreadsheet? Dan Bricklin and SocialText combine wikis with workspaces at Enterprise 2.0.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, commentary, communications, community, conference, cool, creativity, Development, education, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, event, freeware, history, information, innovation, interesting, interface, Internet, interoperability, invention, learning, open source, productivity, social publishing, software development, spreadsheet

Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, a maker of enterprise wiki software, announced the launch of a new social spreadsheet at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. In his presentation to a packed hall of technology...


April 30, 2008  6:03 PM

May 1st is RSS Awareness Day. Have you checked your feeds today?



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, blogging, communications, cool, creativity, demonstration, event, feeds, free, fundamentals, howto, Internet, learning, new media, podcasting, RSS, screencast, tool, tracking, video, Web 2.0, YouTube

Are you hip to Really Simple Syndication? If you're still behind on the adoption curve, May 1st is RSS Awareness Day. Daniel Socco of


April 23, 2008  9:27 AM

Better Education Through Open Source Robots



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, artificial intelligence, blogging, collaboration, conference, cool, courses, creativity, design, downloads, education, fun, fundamentals, howto, invention, learning, open source, robotics, tutorial

Heather Johnson is guest blogging at WhatIs.com this week. Heather is a freelance writer, as well as a monthly contributor for OEDb, a site that helps students...


April 23, 2008  8:46 AM

Video: Exploring presence technology with tele-immersive dance in cyberspace



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, college, cool, creativity, culture, demonstration, event, fun, geek, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, invention, learning, mashup, media, music, new media, participation, science, Technology, video, virtual, virtual reality, YouTube

Often the title of a video alone raises an eyebrow. Today's video selection certainly does -- it's a presentation from two tele-immersion labs, one at UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the...


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 12, 2008  10:53 AM

Video: RFID Pet Food Access System



Posted by: GuyPardon
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This canine version of access control combines radio transmitters with a high pitched warning signal to keep each dog away from the other's bowl. The scenario is similar to many that role-based access control (

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