Friday, February 24, 2006

A blogroll and an enema

I've cleaned out the blogroll on my blog home page pretty dramatically. I'm now just using it for pointing to various ways of contacting me rather than linking to blogs that I read/recommend.

The main reason is that the blogroll isn't a true reflection of the blogs I read these days. That would be by bloglines OPML file, not my blogroll.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The end of the beginning, middle and end

    "Consider this: to a search engine, words like 'beginning', 'middle' and 'end' have no relevance. Consider this: to a WIKI, all orderings of content are fair game. WIKIs positively thrive on breaking down pre-conceived notions of orderly progression from beginning to middle to end. Consider this: a personal weblog is like an essay without an end. The end is always moving, always co-located with the last entry on the weblog.

    It seems that search engines, WIKIs and blogs are re-writing some fairly time-honored assumptions about written communication."


The end of the beginning, middle and end.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A dynamic (near) future

    "Simple dynamic programming languages and simple dynamic coordination languages are winning. Vendors will have to differentiate themselves on something more than wizards that mask complexity."
-- Patrick Logan

+1.