How To Name Your Stuff

Great post from Seth Godin on naming things: “Mark says “podcasting” is a bad name, and that something understandable, like “audiomag” would be better, because more people would know what it is. I guess TV should have been called “pictureradio” I’m in awe of Seth’s ability to take complex ideas and make them simple. Read Seth’s post if you’re thinking …

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Geeks And Features

I think staunch Web 2.0 advocates often miss the point when it comes to Google product releases: “What drives this kind of blind enthusiasm? When is the last time Google released a product that really changed our lives?“ It’s not really about changing geeks lives. Constant Google product releases are about grabbing mindshare and audience in an increasingly fragmented technology …

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Geeks And Weight Loss

I’ve seen a few prominent geeks blogging about their weight loss activities. It’s not very interesting, but it is amusing. Given that there is only one way to lose weight – burn more calories than you take in – why the need for all the complexity? Spreadsheets? Surely, part of the problem is that they’re sitting in front of a …

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The Worldwide Market For Evil Is Stratospheric

Heh heh. Humourous piece in Wired about Google’s somewhat silly corporate motto “Don’t Be Evil”. A few suggestions, possibly coming to a web browser near you: Google Torture Google Blackmail Google Infidelity Google Nudity “as long as Google doesn’t start spamming. Some things are too evil to even consider”.

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Being “Busy” Isn’t Progress

This stuff just makes me cringe: “Until now, watching a movie has been an entirely passive experience“ This was actually said by someone demonstrating their new Web 2.0 mashup tool. Apparently, if your hands aren’t busy, your brain isn’t engaged. It gets worse: “The New York Times Magazine recently had a long essay on the future of books that gleefully …

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