NoTube semantic television project – making television more personal Get Feed

Some interesting web3.0 projects: 1. NoTube is a European project exploring television’s future in the ubiquitous Web. The work in the project is steered by three visionary use cases, namely: 1. personalized semantic news; 2. personalized TV guide with adaptive advertising; 3. Internet TV in the Social Web.The NoTube platform will be a Semantic Web […]

Google Wave in Thunderbird

I’ve been on Google Wave now for a few weeks, but I haven’t done very much with it yet. First of all: I was very willing to give away my invitations, but only two people asked for it, so I have 23 invitations left! Nobody to wave with 🙁 All the same: there are some […]

Cloud Intelligence

Earlier I wrote on Cloud Computing, like Airset, iCloud, EyeOS and Glide) but now we have also Cloud Intelligence. In the cloud of connections, we each become social neurons, mimicking the biological human brain but on a giant scale. This collective knowledge is far beyond anything a single search engine could index and archive. Intelligence […]

MindRaider and the Semantic Web

Yet Another MindMap Application, you might think. But this piece of software has the best of three worlds: the power of Mindjet, the UI of The Brain and, like FreeMind, it doesn’t cost a penny. I’m talking about MindRaider. MindRaider is personal notebook and outliner. It aims to connect the tradition of outline editors with […]

Twine and Web 3.0

The always interesting “Science and Reason” website by Charles Daney pointed me to Twine, a new bookmarking service, like Delicious, but with some social networking features. A few months ago I had transferred my Delicious Bookmarks to Evernote, a great online notebook application, but now I think my precious time will have to walk a […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.