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Entries from May 31st, 2005

Debunking Richard Florida

May 31st, 2005 Comments Off on Debunking Richard Florida

Richard Florida has been getting a lot of props, even in the Museum, especially since his visit to Sydney in 2003. I guess he has an appeal to us similarly middle-class creatives. Of course it helps that he rates Sydney as one of the ‘creative’ cities. But here’s a debunking of Florida from the New […]


More on Googlezon

May 30th, 2005 Comments Off on More on Googlezon

Some of you might remember that great 8 minute Flash thing I sent around about Googlezon and a projection to 2015. Here’s an interesting commentary on it. And, more importantly, Googlezon doesn’t even have to run afoul of journalistic ethics here: Its fact-stripping robots could easily (and automatically) provide citations to all their sources […]


Lessig on Collecting Societies

May 27th, 2005 Comments Off on Lessig on Collecting Societies

Lawrence Lessig – the king of Powerpoint, and Creative Commons guru – speaking at the Koppinor conference Norway about collecting societies. (I’ve mirrored the file here to save bandwidth) Lessig is in fine form again and this is well worth taking some time out to watch. The video quality is good and as usual his […]



May 26th, 2005 Comments Off on Roadcasting!

Forget Podcasting . . . Roadcasting is the way to go . . .


iPod, uPod, wePod

May 26th, 2005 Comments Off on iPod, uPod, wePod

What is podcasting? RSS dissemination of (URIs for) MP3 content. Neat. Can’t find a podcast ? Try [… and no, you don’t need to splash out on an iPod]


The Attention Economy and the Net

May 25th, 2005 Comments Off on The Attention Economy and the Net

“…the fight over intellectual property and rights to make copies is actually a struggle between the outlooks of the new economy and the old, a reason why they cannot both coexist forever, and thus a feature of the period of transition from old to new. ” Michael H. GoldHaber The Attention Economy and the Net […]


share your screen

May 23rd, 2005 1 Comment

(JYBE seems to be no longer available – Oct 2007) Maybe we could have a go at this sometime? JYBE is a plug-in that enables people to surf the web and chat together all in real time. This is not a proxy service but turns your web browser into a de-facto IM client. Version 1.0 […]


Copyright Video Art

May 21st, 2005 Comments Off on Copyright Video Art There are some interesting projects here.


Advertising & The Future of TV

May 18th, 2005 Comments Off on Advertising & The Future of TV

Quite interesting analysis of donwloading TV shows and potential new markets for advertising.


Google End Game

May 17th, 2005 Comments Off on Google End Game

Intersting article that builds on the ideas in the GoogleZon animation and analyses the potential impact of Google’s Web Accelerator. “If Google adds power to its part of the Accelerator, you don’t have to add power to your end, meaning your old PC can last longer. Part of that has to come from Google assuming […]