Doc Searls, says: "Weblogs will inform old media. They will increasingly be a source of information that traditional media will rely on."
"The use of corporate portals continues to pick up steam among large companies. The key seems to be the desire for organized information and a place to direct internal marketing."
bizarre … "A US company has produced a gadget that reacts to audio signals embedded in TV programmes and tells your PC to surf over to webpages related to that show."
"The entertainment industry is learning new tricks from the Web that could dramatically reduce costs and recast a widely used Net animation technology as a significant offline production tool."
i'll be on the lookout for "The Martoon Channel" on my cable system soon!
"The onslaught OF dispersed work forces along with increased competition and shorter product cycles means collaboration between employees and business partners is at a critical juncture. Collaboration tools are an important means for turning the travel time and expense of old into work time and increased profits."
"Web collaboration ASPs provide a useful, rapid approach to implementing a collaboration strategy that reduces costs while increasing knowledge exchange and accessibility."
"… estimated spending on Web collaboration ASPs is expected to climb with a growth curve that reflects the overall ASP marketplace. In 1999 IDC estimated that $250 million was spent on outsourcing collaboration. By 2004, the firm believes the figure will reach $2 billion worldwide."
"The business benefits of leveraging a Web collaboration ASP far outweigh the drawbacks. With the services available today, companies can increase communication internally and externally. In addition, the investment in the internal server infrastructure needed to support collaboration is greatly reduced, if not eliminated."
tangential advice … when getting your car fixed, order your own parts and ship them to your mechanic. i was going to be charged $500 for a new distributor. i went online and found a refurbished distributor for $115 (including shipping) using the parts search service @ http://car-part.com/
Then help fight "The Big Casino" with Your Mom!
well, this year i finally rigged my camera bag so that i could easily get to the cam while i was riding, because everyone who has ever ridden with me knows how much i like to stop :-) however, the downside is that none of the pictures are of me … (well, that was a bit by design!) anyway, here are the pictures i took during Bike New York 2001
Well, this year I finally rigged my camera bag so that I could easily get to the cam while I was riding, because everyone who has ever ridden with me knows how much I like to stop :-) However, the downside is that none of the pictures are of me … (well, that was a bit by design!) anyway, here are the pictures I took during Bike New York 2001
"Putting p-to-p to use in enterprises means blending it with client/server networks"
"A recently released study from Gartner concluded that … by 2003 30 percent of corporations will have at least experimented with Data Centered p-to-p applications"
From: Peering into the future
cool! time to dust-off my old sax …
"For frustrated musicians, the convergence of the Internet and cutting-edge technology is offering another dimension of convenience. The Web is home to hundreds of music courses, ranging from play-by-numbers piano lessons to personalized, interactive master classes."
from: NY Times "Basics Doing a Guitar Solo With the Web Playing Backup" [free reg required]
anyone running IIS 5.0 should install this patch:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-023: Unchecked Buffer in ISAPI Extension Could Enable Compromise of IIS 5.0 Server"
Bike New York is this Sunday (May 6th 2001)! (note: you still can register at the event) However, based on our past experience I put together the following list of things to remember.
before the ride:
- tune your bike at least three days before the ride
- put on slicks (if you're riding a mt. bike)
- check and adjust your break pads (get new ones if they seem flat)
- check your spokes and rims for any loose spokes or rubbing
- check all bolts and cables
- oil your drive train
- hydrate: drink plenty of water a few days before the ride
- if you rent a bike, test it out at least a day before the ride
bring the following items with you:
- bike tools: an extra tube, pump, patch kit, Allen and spoke wrenches, chain braker, tire irons
- plenty of water (i'll have my camelbak and two water bottles filled with a sports drink)
- a few sports bars (~4 per person)
- a camera (and take pictures this time ;)
- extra shirt and socks
- rain gear
- id and a money
- cell phone
i have to admit, as a happy user of ofoto, i like this deal. maybe now i'll be able to pickup my digital pictures at the local kodak shop…