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Archive for February, 2011

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

A Land Grab Is Under Way in Hyper-Local Media: Tech News and Analysis « Exploring (and exploiting) the niche (of hyperlocal). tags: hyperlocal news gigaom aggregators topix patch CABINET // Artist Project / Trichopterae Fascinating; not exactly art + biomimicry (something I thought about a lot in years past), but resonant, nonetheless. QUOTE Duprat, who […]

Putting blame on the shelf

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

While I used my iPod Touch to check email yesterday – and briefly look in on Twitter for news (and MetroCascade for local Victoria BC news) – my laptop stayed on the shelf all day. And all night. I had no particular agenda in mind, it just happened that way – but I did consume […]

Not more cowbell, please

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

It snowed a lot today, unexpectedly, and the usual cowbell chorus arose: “Victoria grinds to a halt.” Here’s what’s wrong with it.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Eben Moglen Is Reshaping Internet With a Freedom Box – Fantastic article. Eben Moglen’s ideas tie in well with Lewis Hyde’s on common wealth and copyright copyduty. More power to them. QUOTE “We have to aim our engineering more directly at politics now,” [Moglen] said. “What has happened in Egypt is enormously inspiring, but […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

The End of Blogging | The New York Observer Interesting comment on tumblr and how its form changes content: QUOTE “The purpose of it is just pretty different,” said the Web guru Rex Sorgatz, who recently gave up his personal blog for a Tumblr. “Because I see the audience and I know who they are, […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Paula Scher: Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design Brilliant article by Paula Scher on the current craze for info-graphics. Conclusion: QUOTE All of the charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps look interesting and involving. They are designed to appear scientific and very believable. They are immediate, even urgent, and you have […]

Fun with camera apps

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

For my birthday at the end of December, I got a new iPod Touch (iTouch?). I flat out love this little gadget: it has a microphone, which means I’ve been able to use it to Skype (with video); to make voice notes on Evernote; and to send myself voice memos by email. It also has […]

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