Day 2 notes from Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, CA: [my analysis and notes are in these square brackets.] “Atoms and Bits” with Robert B. Carter, CIO for FedEx Check out the Youtube video Fedex Ant Hill. The video shows the pattern of their traffic flows. I don’t really remember much of what he […] Read More⇒
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Why is $10/gallon gas a great thing? And what does it have to do with evolution, adaptation, and local economic growth? Everything.
I think I have found the magic number. Every fifth article from Mark Morford is so brilliant, insightful, and articulate that I need to post most, if not all, of it here for my readers. Today is the day for another. In one fell swoop, Mark has managed to hit on a whole bunch of […] Read More⇒
Hey NASA, we’re going to call it the Vancouver-levator. (or how Vancouver’s geeks and visionaries will build the space elevator that allows us to leap into the solar system.)
Space Elevator illustration by Kenn Brown and Chris Wren from Mondolithic (Vancouver’s own brilliant illustrators with a global fan base!) I recently had the pleasure of meeting Steven Jones, the leader of the UBC Snowstar team – a team of UBC students who are entering the NASA Beam Power and Tether Strength Challenges – two […] Read More⇒
(If you are looking for the 2007 event information, please click HERE.) I am very excited about our launch of the 30 Days of Sustainability. For the month of March, Vancouver will host a cornucopia of events and activities, all focused around bringing sustainability to our lives and our city. One key component of the […] Read More⇒
Business idea: Backups of all of your web-based services in one spot and also to a hard drive or DVD.
So now that many of my applications live on the web, I’m kind of wondering..how do I back them up? I mean, I know that THEY are backing up (aren’t they?) But what if the company evaporates one day trapping all of my precious data inside? What I would like is a backup service that […] Read More⇒
Web 2.0 Primer Part 1: Web 2.0 – So what and who cares? Why should you bother jumping into this at all?
Okay, here goes my attempt at creating a totally incomplete, biased, and opinionated summary of why you should care about Web 2.0 as a non-techie geek who can barely use their computer to begin with: Why do it at all? · Web 2.0 is about connecting people: it won’t change the world, it […] Read More⇒
Report to the home planet: Earthlings break their own rules so that they can watch other earthlings run around with a small round object
Report to the home planet: Solar date: 4034583.9.20 The humans on this planet are very fond of their sports. One sport in particular which involves running around a field moving a round object from player to player seems to be popular across the many nations. It is so popular that the other day, despite the […] Read More⇒