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December 10, 2008  11:43 AM

Happy 40th birthday, computer mouse!



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, cool, desktop, fundamentals, gadgets, geek, hardware, history, invention, learning, science, Technology, tool

first mouseToday the computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Pictured is version 1.0, held held by inventor

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...


September 5, 2008  7:19 AM

Rapping about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Not the end of the world as we know it.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, culture, free, fun, futurism, geek, humor, learning, MP3, music, science, Technology, video, YouTube

Need a breath of fresh air and humor heading into the weekend? Check out this hilarious video of the Large Hadron Rap on YouTube. Hat tip to Cosmos Magazine for the


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
Apple, creativity, fun, geek, humor, Internet, Silicon Valley, social bookmarking, social networking, songs, tag, Technology, Vista, Web applications, Web services, Windows, word meanings, YouTube

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 17, 2008  9:02 AM

What is the single most downloaded software application in a single day?



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, buzz, community, cool, downloads, event, freeware, fun, geek, innovation, interesting, Internet, news, open source, software development, Technology, trend, Web applications

If Mozilla's social media and other online marketing campaigns pan out, the answer to that question will be Firefox...

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June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, communications, community, conference, conversation, cool, culture, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, exploration, forum, free, fun, geek, howto, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, IT marketing, media, messaging, Mobile, Networking, new media, news, resource, reviews, service, Silicon Valley, small business, social, social networking, software, Technology, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web services, widgets, wiki, wireless, word meanings

Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


June 11, 2008  3:56 PM

Video: What is Intellipedia? Burke and Dennehy explain how wikis are being used at the CIA



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, community, culture, enterprise 2.0, geek, government, information, innovation, invention, learning, tool, trend

Download Title Sometimes celebrity is all about context. Stars of film, sport...


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...


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