I saw this courtesy of Tim O’Reilly on Twitter today (follow me on Twitter…I won’t steer your wrong). A Google Engineer has built an open source app that lets you surf across google earth using a Wii Board. Looks like tons of fun and I can’t wait to try it out. Check out the video…Details
New York, The U.N., and Meth-French We arrived late to Grand Central Station, not pulling in until almost 3:30 p.m. and by my watch, that left us just less than 24 hours in New York. Jay and I were downstate for a quick visit with one of our mutual friends, who had flown in from…Details
I got a great tweet on the wire today from Tim O’Reily who is one of the kings of Twitter, but also a really smart guy. It was link to a column from Scott Adams (Dilbert) about the economy and where he sees it going.
“I wonder what people mean when they say the economy will recover in 2010. The only way that can happen is if another irrational bubble forms thus creating an illusion of wealth similar to our previous illusions. If you take illusions out of the equation, there isn’t anything to get “back” to. The wealth was never there in the first place.”
“In California we’re facing a severe budget deficit, and this will demand cuts in education among other things. I can imagine a future economy where everyone is home schooled over the Internet, and the average result is an improvement. With the Internet you could leverage the best teaching methods to the entire country. No one gets the bad teacher or the disruptive class. There are no bullies and no cliques.”
He goes on to talk about how things like wasting of resources will just no longer be tolerated because it will be absolutely necessary for societies to run lean. But that this problem along with the Internet may finally make us as a society make fundamental changes in the ways we think about recycling, transportation, education and commerce. Look, there are a lot of trade offs, and things are much more grey than black and white especially when it comes to the benefits of social interation….
…And rethink we must. I often think about city skyscrapers, or my own office building for that matter and how many resources are consumed every day by utilities, heat, plumbing, and transportation, when most people (myself included) take up an office or a cube and sit in front of a computer all day.Details
This just came across the wire this evening and I know I’ve been linking up a lot of Gary V’s clips, but this video is probably the best example of the power of social networks and communities in solving problems… Period. I’m so impressed to see this whole situation unfold in a matter of hours.…Details
Saw this article today and thought it was both interesting and scary. Sean O’Neil filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Request) to Customs to see what kinds of information they were collecting on travelers coming into and out of the U.S. What he found was that first of all, the reports are boring, but…Details
As a marketer, IT person, you name the job category, think of how kick ass you would be in your field of choice if part of your day (lets say 2 hrs) EVERY DAY had to be spent reading… Not gossip news, but really checking out on a daily basis Tweets and Blogs and Journals…Details
Just had this thought so I figured I’d blast it out there. In terms of social media and branding I think bands specifically have been waaaaay ahead of the curve (especially in terms of ad agencies, etc) in terms of utilizing social media and new technologies to build their brand. For example, they were some…Details
I’ve been waiting for months and months to get my hands on one of the iPhone 3Gs… I just couldn’t justify the monthly cost to myself….until now. With the advent of the app store and all the articles I’ve been reading about the great things people are developing, I finally broke down and got one. …Details