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ntlk’s blog: Chrome obfuscates the URLs, Google benefits

Nat’s take on Chrome’s proposal to bury URLs:

The URLs are the cornerstone of the interconnected, decentralised web. Removing the URLs from the browser is an attempt to expand and consolidate centralised power.

Here is to ones who see things differently

An interesting observation on the changes in Apple’s advertising campaigns: it’s no longer about “here’s how great you (the user) can be”, instead it’s increasingly about “here’s how great we (the company) can be.”

Building the Great Libraries of the Internet with a DNS time machine by Ben Ward

Ben proposes an alternative to archive.org: changing the fundamental nature of DNS.

Regarding the boo-hooing of how hard companies have it maintaining unprofitable URLs, I think Ben hasn’t considered the possibility of a handover to a cooperative of users—something that might yet happen with MySpace (at least there’s a campaign to that effect; it will probably come to naught). As Ben rightly points on, domain names are leased, not bought, so the idea of handing them over to better caretakers isn’t that crazy.

Life as German POW by Carl Lehman

My friend Dan’s stepfather Carl passed away recently, aged 90. His experiences during World War II were quite something.

Unsung Heroes of Web and Interaction Design: Derek Powazek – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Jeffrey quite rightly singles out Derek Powazek for praise.

It was his site Fray that made me realise I wanted to build things on the web.

Welcome to History Mesh

This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.

British Sea Power

Oh, this is good! British Sea Power are doing a monthly residency at The Haunt in Brighton. I’ve got my ticket for the first show.

CERN Document Server: Powers of ten

I should just have a recurring event in my calendar set for every week that says “Go watch this again to regain your sense of perspective.”

Derek Powazek - Your right to comment ends at my front door.

What he said. "The wonderful thing about the web is that anyone can contribute to it. If you have something to say, there are plenty of places to say it. But your right to post to someone else’s site rests with that someone else."

Music Till I Die

Fellow Powncers: authenticate here before December 15th to partake of the musical love that has been shared.

The Pownce Blog » Blog Archive » Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart

The good news: Leah and Mike are going to be working at Six Apart. The bad news: Pownce is shutting down.

Kvetch! Let it out, baby.

Kvetch is back, reborn as a Twitter barnacle app. Let it out, baby.

The Pownce Blog » Blog Archive » Pownce Powered Beer Pouring Robot

Robots. Beer. Pownce. Three of my favourite things, together at last.

The Pownce Blog » Blog Archive » Public file sharing and increased file sizes!

Here are the fruits of the latest code push at Pownce: the ability to share files with the public and a tenfold increase in the file size limit.

Pownce can haz a LOL API

The Pownce API, like Flickr, can now return response in LOLspeak should you so wish.

Flickr: Photos from Powerhouse Museum Collection

The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney—who have been doing some great stuff with public tagging already—have joined the Library of Congress in putting their photographic collection online for crowdsourced tagging.

Advice for presentations: It happens! ¶ Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto

Joe shares his experiences of public speaking. There's some great advice here.

::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon » The insidious danger of danger

Tara talks about the damaging effect on women who believe that to protect themselves, they cannot be truly open online.

Derek Powazek – The Real Story of JPG Magazine

I just started subscribing to JPG magazine. Now I'm going to cancel my subscription. This is really sad.

Powerhouse Museum | Sydney Australia

Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content

Derek hits the nail on the head. User-generated content is such a cold, cold term.

The New Wisdom of the Web - Next Frontiers - MSNBC.com

Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?

Oakland Tribune - Op-Ed

Send your battered old copy of 1984 to the Oakland Tribune. When they get 537 copies, they will be sent to every member of the House of Representatives and Senate.

sooper » misc » ppt

A list of articles discussing the impact of a reliance on PowerPoint® and bullet-point based communication.

Powazek: Just a Thought: I suspect that I am part of a teaser campaign

Flickr will be doing publishing on demand. Looks good.

Heathr

Heather Powazek-Champ joins the Flickr team.