Apparently "the combination of organic electronic backplanes and electrophoretic frontplanes could produce truly rollable, albeit monochrome, displays in the not-too-distant future." "this year you'll see real product prototypes. Then you'll see real products in volume within two years."
Of couse, that ment biting the S2 bullet which has lead me in many circles this morning ...
I had no idea that personal-area networks would be colored ...
Tim O'Reilly: O'Reilly Media.
A pleasant surprise. I wonder if it was more for conferences than the stack of books at every geek's desk?
Mark Fletcher: Bloglines (acquired by AskJeeves).
Excellent! One of my favorite drugs, even if one of my goals is to stop reading bloglines every 5 minutes
Jonathan Abrams: Friendster. Tom Anderson, Chris DeWolfe: MySpace. Paul Martino, Mark Pincus: Tribe.net.
YASN! Tribe ate my head for quite some cycles, now it's been relegated to rss mostly.
Joshua Schachter: Del.icio.us. Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake: Flickr (acquired by Yahoo!).
The usual suspects
N. Z. Bear: The Truth Laid Bear
Oh! There's a surprise. The new release is quite nice. Guess I'll have to poke around there a bit ...
"[Messages page] works more like a message board than like e-mail. The main difference between Multiply and other message boards is that Multiply includes all the discussions going in throughout your network, as opposed to being focused on one specific topic. At any time, you can "adjust" the messages page to show you less, or more, of what's going on in your network."
Looks like you could read all of your groups and friends via this. Subscribe to a thread via email is a really nice option. Now, if they only had rss for these!
A partial solution to keeping track of my friends many personas. I'm resisting cutting a private page per person ...
Now, about that Identity consolidation ... "A user with an XFN Friendly blog, blogroll, or web site, can use that site as a nexus for linking together all these otherwise disparate and isolated social networking sites"
The Technorati Party floated by, so I spent some time poking around. Friends! You can add anyone (nonreciprocal) and then see their events on your 'home page'. And a rss feed for My Friends' Events, natch.
They've certainly got the rss slices down. My Friend's Events is nice. Not many events, though. I was wondering why the tag rss feeds were so quiet ...
We've added support for related tags, and our wonderful users created a MovableType plugin and API clients for Python, Java, and Ruby.
Left work late. Caught every red light on the way, which meant that I klunked into limbo on the way. It was a gaggle of Geeks with beer (well, Gordon Biersch, anyways) bellowing above musack. The highlight for me was stickers. I even saw someone peeling the top of their laptop to center a new acquisition. Now I'm on a quest for a Laughing Squid sticker (how have I overlooked them all this time?)
Kevin Marks from Technorati couldn't be heard above the drunks (no, the other drunks). So, the cats were herded outside and we ended up on some steps facing the water. Short informal talks followed. I think that more pictures were taken than words spoken.
Technorati: tags visible, protocol independent.
Flickr: interestingness, tag decay, timeliness vs quality.
Some Uniform chased us off yelling 'Earthquake, Earthquake, GollyZilla' and we scattered. Guess it was really Tsunami Tuesday. Some nice folks herded a few of us to their loft where people were pleasingly antisocial behind their tech. I certainly heard more Gnomedex than Supernova.
Oh! Learned new word and have new feed
Wharton West Workshop Day, June 20. The two tracks on Connected Platforms and
Decentralized Commerce look excellent.
2-day Main Conference, June 21-2
West’s movie ranks right up there with Dead/Alive, Evil Dead 2, Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, Bad Taste and Shaun of the Dead. We’re not kidding, this movie kicks ass – you will not be disappointed. Get your tickets early and look to the skies."
June 10, 10:30 / Roxie
Funny, I've been getting Orkut invite requests from all over creation. This blog, Tribe, 43things, ... And, as always, it was only just functional and took a couple of days to get the invites out. I don't see why they even leave it up in such a crippled state. Social Euthanasia Network!
And I got friended by a Brazillian Kutcher fan ...
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Best autoresponse ever.