Steve Outing writes a bittersweet eulogy to his failed startup, the Enthusiast Group, which tried to build a business around grassroots media. His conclusion: with the exception of one or two sites that make it big (YouTube, Flickr) user generated content is not strong enough to stand on its own. In my view — and based in part… Read More »
A couple of TiddlyWiki-style programs pointed out by readers: Gunja and ConnectedText. Great stuff for organising notes and whatnot. I’m playing with both of them and will report back. I can feel another Directory Of… coming on. More suggestions please!
In this week’s WSJ.com/AWSJ column (subscription only, I’m afraid) I write about online calendars, mentioning towards the end of it Backpack, an excellent online project and stuff organiser using Ajax. Here’s a slightly different version of the same thing, sproutliner: Sproutliner is a free web service that helps you manage your projects and ideas (think of it as… Read More »
This week’s Loose Wire column is about some of the more obscure gadgets I found at CommunicAsia Expo in Singapore last week: WANDERING AROUND last week’s technology exhibition, CommunicAsia, in Singapore, I was struck by the gulf between the big players–with their huge, noisy stands, populated entirely by well-shaped, scantily-clad men and women all under the age of… Read More »
Email is the bane of our lives. It arrives even when we’re not there, and is usually full of junk (I’m not talking about stuff from the boss, but only because he’s reading this.) Now, it seems, we can’t actually detach ourselves from it. According to a British Computer Society (BCS) survey, there has been a 20 percent… Read More »