Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think” on information overload, curation, and open-access science.

Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified. — Read on www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/11/vannevar_bush_s_1945_essay_as_we_may_think_on_information_overload_curation.html Continue reading Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think” on information overload, curation, and open-access science.

The future of computers

In-ear devices will be the way we interface with our “computers” (AI assistants) within the next decade… Kuo reportedly says that AirPods are Apple’s most popular accessory ever, and predicts that the company will go from selling 16 million in 2017 to more than 100 million by 2021. — Read on www.theverge.com/2018/12/2/18122232/apple-airpods-upgrade-first-quarter-2019-ming-chi-kuo-rumors Continue reading The future of computers

AOL Opening Up to Growth

Bill Wilson, AOL’s EVP of Programming, emailed me a followup to my post on AOL’s recent successes to let me know that the new comScore Media Metrix reports were out. AOL had significant growth both in the passive page view metric as well as the more active attention metrics. New visitors and users were also … Continue reading AOL Opening Up to Growth

Twitter Disables Search

First Track and now search… We’ve had to disable person search; it was being abused in ways that were detrimental to the overall stability of the service. We hope to bring out a more stable (and better) version but not in the short term. Tough luck for all the new members who are just finding … Continue reading Twitter Disables Search

Todd and Sam’s Geeky Podcast

Todd Crawford and I recorded our first (in a series) of weekly podcasts focused on all things geeky (gadgets, web2.0, new sites, etc). The show runs about an hour and I thought it was one of he best podcasts I’ve done in a while. http://www.hipcast.com/playweb?audioid=P3b69097de17a55471ec5e2b493ca1b5ebF98QFREYmN2&buffer=5&shape=6&fc=FFFFFF&pc=CCFF33&kc=FFCC33&bc=FFFFFF&brand=1&player=ap27MP3 File Here are the topics: – New iPods (and 2.1 … Continue reading Todd and Sam’s Geeky Podcast

1,000th Post

“Now, with the blogs, you can share your thoughts with up to 10 people.” This is my 1,000th (published…a few dozen never saw the light of day, thankfully) post on CostPerNews. CPN went live on Nov 1, 2006 and I had no idea where it was going (and still don’t). 19 months later (at an … Continue reading 1,000th Post