The New York Times discusses Odeo (Pronounced just like "rodeo," their Web site says. That’s kinda funny.), a company that’s getting into the business of podcasting. They plan to sell content, advertising, and software for making podcasts. Kris Liberman pointed out a knitting podcast called KnitCast. Podcasting on knitting just seems so natural.
Archive for February, 2005
The public television program Nova educates us about the creation of special chambers for the United States founding documents the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The companion Web site has materials about preserving different kinds of documents, the special cases, and the damage to the documents.
The Librarians’ Index to the Internet New This Week plugs Susan Herzog’s BlogBib, a bibliography of resources about blogs she submitted to The Reference Librarian. Congrats, Susan! more about BlogBib
The Special Libraries Association announced the 2005 award recipients. I noticed a few familiar names, including Tony Stankus, Tom Rink, Brandy King, and Hope Tillman.
A tech support guy walks into a client’s office. Upon seeing how she’s sitting, he advises: “You really shouldn’t prop your feet on your G3 like that.” “You’re right,” she agrees. She walks to the computer graveyard, selects a PC, moves the G3, places it where the G3 was, sits back down, and props her [...]
The New York Times column Circuits takes a somewhat technical look at video blogging. As well as introducing the idea of vlogging, it gives some hints at how to do it using popular weblog services and where to host video files. The column mentions blog group participant and vlogger Steve Garfield.
A representative from Google shared information about Google Print’s endeavors at Harvard. Her slides before an audience of about 200 were labeled Google Confidential. Therefore, I’m going to err on the side of caution and not blog the gorey details many of you want to read. I’m not sure how she can reasonably expect confidentiality [...]
Greensboro, NC, bloggers have come together to create a site based on their citizen journalism. seen on Newslib
Forbes takes a look at how Internet technologies are impacting news publishers. "The Internet has changed the economics of the publishing industry in a way commercial television never did. The price of news and information has irrevocably been pushed way down the supply/demand curve. The Web has also destroyed the functional monopoly of the local [...]
I rode in a car with a fancy navigation system. I watched fascinated as the display showed our position on a map. One of the things I really liked about it is how it shows one way streets and street names. In areas with lots of one way streets and most streets don’t have signs, [...]