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April 8th, 2003

Well the 2003 Webby nominees have been anounced and the activism category has finally gone as bland and corporate as they’ve always wanted it to be. Maybe we didn’t get invited because Rabble stole the award last year? double take: wow. that was 2 years ago? time is moving so fast these days I’m getting […]

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When does conversational commerce make sense today?

January 28th, 2016

If you’re interested (even just professionally) in ecommerce, and you’ve been paying attention, than you’ve been thinking about chat based UIs and commerce for a while. For a quick refresher, you could read the blog post Chinese Mobile App UI Trends. It all got a little frothy this week (I don’t blame Chris, he’s part […]

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2014 End of Year Booklist

December 29th, 2014

Read Rick’s, Rachel’s and Diana’s year end book list, and got inspired to write up my own. 2014 was a year of extenuating circumstances, the most obvious being the arrival of Anwen 9 hours before it began, but numerous others large and small abound. Reading this year was centered around escape, even oblivion, in short […]

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Notes on Notes

January 3rd, 2008

Twitter tells my story tonight, “Online for the first time in 8 days with anything ‘richer; then a mobile phone.” Followed shortly by, “Feeling like a junkie who fell off the band wagon. Sleep pushed aside to catch up on the Web.” And part of catching up on the Web, is reading Webb’s wrapping up […]

Actually Emerging

March 29th, 2007

Leonard asked if there is any emerging technology at ETech. Mike Chambers Apollo talk was surprisingly compelling. He said all the right things about HTML/Ajax as part of the core stack with access to native API, collaboration with the community, openness, development methodology (fired up Text Wrangler, and whipped up an example using the free […]

The *Really* Social Web

April 7th, 2006

One thing you notice showing up to these parties is you see the same (lovely) faces over and over. Figured it should be possible to take that knowledge of who is in the scene to mine the event sites for the “Social Web”, all those nifty Webbish events happening all over. (native to a Web […]

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SF Shaped the Web?

June 8th, 2005

Matt Webb has a fascinating observation that the dot com boom was shaped fundamentally by the physical reality of SF Visiting San Francisco for the first time in 2001, it all snapped into place. Here was a city cross-hatched by freeways that each felt just a little too dangerous to walk under. Coupled with a […]

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Managing Attention in Aggregators

May 29th, 2005

Scoble has a really lousy feature request for RSS aggregators Feature request for RSS News Aggregators: I want to be able to “clean up” my feed subscription list. I want to remove any RSS feed that hasn’t published in the past XX days (default to 30). Part of what makes personal publishing work, and what […]

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The Golden Age

September 6th, 2004

If John C. Wright accomplished nothing else, with The Golden Age, except construct a universe in which the following exchange was sensical and relevant, he would have achieved a major coup “Do you see him?” “No, mistress. But I see a fat man dressed as Polonious. Unless I miss my guess that is the segment […]

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