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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 14, 2008  1:40 PM

Happy Pi Day!



Posted by: GuyPardon
culture, education, event, fun, GeoRSS, history, humor, learning, math

Yes, today is March 14, 2008, abbreviated as 3.14. Mathematicians everywhere celebrate today as Pi Day. You can join the fun over at PiDay.org.


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 14, 2008  10:56 AM

Valentine’s Day Advice For Geeks



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, culture, downloads, event, free, fun, geek, humor, image, useful, video, YouTube

Many people derisively refer to Valentine's Day as a "Hallmark" holiday, invented and popularized by commercialized interests in the greeting card, floral and...


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...


January 7, 2008  12:29 PM

Bill Gates says farewell at CES: His potential, our passion. Our laughs, anyway.



Posted by: GuyPardon
culture, downloads, futurism, gadgets, geek, humor, interesting, interface, IPTV, Microsoft, news, software, Technology, trend, video

Last night, Bill Gates gave his swan song keynote at CES 2008. Before his speech, which as always enjoyed blanket coverage from the tech press, the outgoing chairman of Microsoft played a


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...


November 15, 2007  9:11 AM

The IT Room: Streamingly funny IT humor coming to a tiny/medium/large screen near you



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, community, culture, Dell, downloads, feeds, free, fun, geek, humor, interactive media, IPTV, new media, podcast, social publishing, video, Web 2.0

Thank to its ubiquitous advertising spots on BoingBoingTV, I've discovered the IT Room. Clearly, I'm part of...


October 31, 2007  11:54 AM

Happy Halloween to ghosts, goblins and geeks everywhere!



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, cool, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, ICANN, resource, trend

[Photo credit: Noel Dickover] Ah, All Hallows Eve has come...


October 17, 2007  1:02 PM

xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, cool, creativity, culture, feeds, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, new media, social publishing

xkcd comic -- exploits of a mom Yuval Shavit, a triple threat of writer/coder/sarcasm maven over at SearchITChannel.com, turned me...


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