Loose Bits, Sept 13 2006

By | September 13, 2006

A new Loose Wire blog feature, collecting some links that aren’t necessarily new, but worth pointing out in case you missed them:

  • Discussion at WSJ.com between jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Dale Hoiberg, editor-in-chief of Britannica, on the future of encyclopedias, which quickly deteriorates into name calling.
  • Business 2.0 piece by Om Malik on widgets: “Widgets are absolutely where the action is today.” Mentions Widgetbox and Mashery, which doesn’t seem to have opened its doors yet.
  • Funny advice for reporters by the guys at Skype Journal on the 1st anniversay of eBay buying Skype. I’m still amazed at the number of Americans I talk to (well email, actually) who say they’ve never heard of Skype, even when they’re in the tech business. Must be frustrating work for the SJ guys fielding reporters’ calls when they’ve never even used Skype.
  • Yes, I know I said the Lonelygirl15 mystery is already boring, but here’s the final piece of the “puzzle”: Her identity has apparently been established as one Jessica Rose, or Jessica-Lee Rose. (Who she? – ed)

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