Wednesday, May 31, 2006
In 2003, Mark started Bloglines, a free web-based news aggregation service. Using Bloglines, users can search, subscribe to, share and publish blogs and RSS feeds. With the goal of becoming the Universal Inbox for average Internet users, Bloglines is the most popular news aggregator on the Internet.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
We need to get used to the fact that this process isn't creating "artificial needs," it's part of the great evolutionary process which makes one bird more attractive than another; one flower bring on more bees. We are attracted to beauty and wired to acquire things that attract us. What could be more "natural" than that?
Read the full post here.
He writes on the Microsoft Mini blogging efforts:
So, an anonymous blogger, expressing ideas that must have resonated deeply with a significant portion of Microsoft's workforce, plays a major role in helping his company adopt practices that will make it a better company. More competitive. More focused. More employee-respectful. HR pros: What on earth is keeping you from opening up this kind of dialogue within your company?
Read the full post here.
If you like what you have thus far, put TrueTalk in your RSS reader and keep up with Tom.
In my studies of architecture, especially sacred architecture, I realized that churches, shrines, and temples are all designed by people. There are no blueprints, and few descriptions, for them in most bibles or holy texts - so what you see in them is an expression of design imagination and talent, as much as anything else. I’m confident that most people can appreciate these buildings and designs in a non-religious way, if they choose too.
This weblog started to log the making and release of a book. Well, the book is out and doing well - But what to do here now?
Here’s the plan:
Weekly short pieces on:
- Management, teams and leadership.
- The making of good things.
- Design, technology and creativity.
- Highlights from the pmclinic and uxclinic discussion lists.
Monthly pieces on:
Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
a consultant and research professional living in New York City. Her work focuses on the tendencies, talents, conversations, and perspectives that lead to successful learning and innovation. For businesses, Annette specializes in identifying and building strategic alliances to leverage resources, expand brands, and develop markets. For teachers, she offers innovative ways to teach critical thinking.
Life is so much fun that it's worth noting as frequently as possible. Therefore, this blog is reserved for musings on all subjects that don't really belong in my Learning Lab a blog on sustainable innovation and creativity across contexts.
So, go forth and discover some hidden potential in both of Annette's blogs!
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Send us your submission: E-mail us a picture of what's broken, and a message explaining why, in an e-mail (broken at goodexperience.com).
Friday, May 12, 2006
Jane is writing her disertation and blogging about the best sentence of the day. For example:
#51 - In the field of ubiquitous computing games research, these playtests are conducted on site; they are field tests as much as they are play tests.
#48 - This design concept, then, effectively performs the anxieties ubiquitous computing has about the balance of power between users and technologies, displacing these anxieties onto the relationship between two different classes of users.
#44 - But how do you make invisible computing visible?
In the mean time, Jane also writes at Avant Game
Jane writes here:
an open letter to going and doingAnd you have two for one going today!
Mostly, I think and write and design and talk... and really mostly, I just think.
Sometimes, however, I go places and do things. I like those times.
So this is a new record.
For the going and doing.
And the cookie rolling.
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Monday, May 08, 2006
I probably shouldn't shoot my mouth off, but I've talked to a coupla cops, and done some reading.
What cops, firemen, teachers and other civil servants need is good quality, affordable housing.
I understand the former World Trade Center area is available, and mostly office space is planned for it. Does NYC need more office space? Seems to me that it's more practical, and safer, to disperse financial institutions.
It's late in this game, but maybe if you want to honor people who do the heavy lifting, every day, give 'em a break. Is there some smart architecural team that could propose housing for people there that would be very livable? It'd need to be profitable for the land owners, maybe not as profitable as big office towers. Is it doable? or am I being a pain in the butt?
In my comic book Testament (now in a first collected edition!), I look at the same passages as a first and second draft of creation. My "god" characters try it one way, don't like how it turns out, and then start over. I'm hoping by re-introducing readers to the Bible as it was actually written and understood at the time (to the best of my ability) while showing how its stories apply to our current military, technological and economic fiascos, I can bring its power to a new generation. All while dispelling the hardened belief sets of True Believers. I'm going to show how the Bible was intended not to give people religion, but to get people over their obsessions with religion and the fictional character, God. (Obviously, the Bible hasn't worked out as planned. At least not yet.)
Read the full posting here.
For more of Douglas, check out his blog here.