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.”
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.
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.
This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.
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.
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.”
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."
Fellow Powncers: authenticate here before December 15th to partake of the musical love that has been shared.
The good news: Leah and Mike are going to be working at Six Apart. The bad news: Pownce is shutting down.
Kvetch is back, reborn as a Twitter barnacle app. Let it out, baby.
Robots. Beer. Pownce. Three of my favourite things, together at last.
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.
The Pownce API, like Flickr, can now return response in LOLspeak should you so wish.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydneyâ€”who have been doing some great stuff with public tagging alreadyâ€”have joined the Library of Congress in putting their photographic collection online for crowdsourced tagging.
Joe shares his experiences of public speaking. There's some great advice here.
Tara talks about the damaging effect on women who believe that to protect themselves, they cannot be truly open online.
I just started subscribing to JPG magazine. Now I'm going to cancel my subscription. This is really sad.
Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Derek hits the nail on the head. User-generated content is such a cold, cold term.
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?
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.
A list of articles discussing the impact of a reliance on PowerPoint® and bullet-point based communication.
Flickr will be doing publishing on demand. Looks good.
Heather Powazek-Champ joins the Flickr team.