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Month: October 2002 (page 1 of 10)

Broadband’s killer app.

Werbach critiques the accepted wisdom that sorting out the digital copyright mess is a prerequisite to widespread broadband adoption. According to Werbach, it’s a mistake to think that video-on-demand will be broadband’s killer app:

“Real killer apps tend to surprise people.… Read the rest

PowerPoint Anthology of Literature.

Daniel Radosh has just published the excellent PowerPoint Anthology of Literature, featuring one- or two-slide PowerPoint versions of Hamlet, Lolita, Goodnight Moon, and others. (Thanks to Dan Pink, who also recommends Abe Lincoln’s PowerPoint presentation for the Gettysburg Address.)

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RSS Validator

Mark Pilgrim and Sam Ruby have posted a useful RSS Validator on the Internet Archive’s site. It validates both RSS 1.0 and 2.0, which is nice and nonpartisan of it. It even detected that I was using Movable Type and provided me with templates to fix both my RSS 1.0 feed and to upgrade my old 0.91 feed to an RSS 2.0 feed within MT.… Read the rest

Werbach on open spectrum

Several bloggers have recommended Kevin Werbach’s paper on open spectrum. “Almost everything you think you know about spectrum is wrong,” Kevin begins.

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Knowledge management isn’t

A paper by T.D. Wilson at the University of Sheffield tackles The nonsense of ‘knowledge management’.

Quote: “‘Knowledge’ is defined as what we know: knowledge involves the mental processes of comprehension, understanding and learning that go on in the mind and only in the mind … .… Read the rest

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