There was a breakout session, or un-conference if you are hip to the lingo, at the Web 2.0 Expo. It was a short 40 minutes and the discussion was far ranging. There were not to many so we all had a chance to say, “Hi I am Joe Smith and I work at some other … Read More “Web 2.0 Expo and Health 2.0” »
Marc Andresen was the first key note speaker and I was sort of looking forward to ‘seeing’ Marc again. I worked at Netscape a long, long time ago. He didn’t look good. His shaved head makes him look rather pallid. It was an interview session and Marc didn’t bite at any of the bait the … Read More “Live from Web 2.0 Expo part III” »
Today I attended multiple shorter sessions. A few were blather blather. i did find the talk by Forrester interesting as it continued to reinforce my own understanding of the use of web 2.0 in the enterprise. I’ll be ordering Groundswell from Amazon soon. I went a session with a colleauge on Web 2.0 and mobile … Read More “Live from Web 2.0 Expo part II” »
I’m sitting in the session Intro to Blogs & social Media Marketing 101. I decided to sit in this session because while I consider myself a subject matter expert in social media I’ve never attended a conference or class about social media. All my expertise comes through practical experience and research. The session is well…basic. … Read More “Live from the Web 2.0 Expo and Conference: Intro to Blogs …” »
A while ago Tom introduced me to Grand Central (now owned by Google). It is a phone number unification service that provides many services such as email, sms notification of new voicemail. Web based voice mail management. Essentially I provide one number to my contacts and the service will ring all phone numbers I have … Read More “Grand Central rocks” »
I am off to the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco tomorrow. Lucky for me I live in the area and I will be taking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to the event. I’ve finally finsihed a paper at work about Web 2.0 and I’m interested to see if my opinions and conclusions remain the … Read More “Web 2.0 or bust” »
Vote your conscience.
There are a lot of pundits, experts and techno-utopians who think they know what Web 2.0 is. I’ve written about what I think it is. But what does Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google think it is? “Uh, well, Web 2.0 is a marketing term […]” — Eric Schmidt. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0QJmmdw3b0&hl=en] Take that you techno-Utopians!
Recently my Sony computer bit the dust. The motherboard went south and there was not much I could do but pitch the machine and buy a new one. I salvaged all that I could and am recycling the rest. I decided to take my FreeNAS server and convert it to a Home Theater PC (HTPC). … Read More “MythTV on my old Asus” »
This is an idea of short story because I have been reading a lot of Asimov’s work. I stopped writing after the first paragraph. I found I did not have a unique story to tell that was not already written by Asimov. There was nothing in the story for me to explore emotionally or technologically. … Read More “The Positronic Brain” »