Book: Dan Gillmor's Mediactive

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in Books, Media, Technology | No Comments

Can’t wait to read Dan Gilmore’s most recent work. A quick review via Boing Boing: Mediactive is divided into three sections. The first section is a history of the dismal state of current media—partisan and bickering, financially troubled, insufficiently critical of power and overly sensitive to Internet upstarts. Gillmor explains how reporters can (and sometimes […]

Steampunk USB Drives

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Art, Technology | No Comments

You can view more of this UK artist work here. Pretty stunning stuff.

Kindle's First Million Club Member

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in Books, Technology | No Comments

Steig Larsson is the first author to sell a million copies of his books on the Kindle. All three books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy—”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”—are now in the top 10 bestselling Kindle books of all time. […]

WhiteHouse.gov Goes Open Source

Posted by on May 23, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

Well this is some pretty cool news: Yesterday at DrupalCon, representatives of WhiteHouse.gov announced they are making modules of Drupal code they have developed and customized open source, i.e. are giving them away free of charge. Drupal itself is an open source project and one of the most popular website building tools around. This CMS […]

Google Android Tablet

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

I don’t have any idea how Google’s tablet will compete with the iPad, but the mere introduction of it basically solidifies that this type of device will be the new way we encounter computing for many, many years moving forward.

iPhone Desk Phone

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Design, Household, Technology | No Comments

Well this is pretty darn cool. Almost makes me want to run out and buy an iPhone.

Topeka Wants Some Google Fiber Optics

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

Google recently released a request for information (RFI) asking cities to submit a bid for them to be chosen as a testbed for their super high-speed Internet service, which is 100 times faster then what is currently offered. It would appear Topeka wants to be a “player.” Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday […]

Twitter Code Swarm Video

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Technology, Twitter | No Comments

Twitter recently launched a Twitter Engineering blog, focused on the nuts and bolts and “geeky” stuff. In the first post Ben Sandofsky, decided to share a video he made representing Twitter’s development history using Code Swarm, a software tool used to visualize data, so you can get a feel for what is happening at Twitter […]

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