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Gnomedex 6.0: Gillmor Gang

07.01.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Steve Gillmor produced his latest podcast during today’s lunch break. Attendees included Gillmor, Doug Kaye, Michael Arrington, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, and Dave Winer. Their special guest was Ryan Montoya who leads the technology efforts of John Edwards. The discussion got very heated at times with the panel asking hard questions about the ...

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Gnomedex 6.0: Steve Gillmor’s Attention Operating System

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Steve Gillmor announces a joint venture between Root.net and GesterBank called the Attention Operating System. Users voluntarily track and contribute their online patterns (their “attention”) to the community. He argues that people already do this on Google and Yahoo as they capture our habits and patterns, keeping and using this data for their ...

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Gnomedex 6.0: Michael Arrington

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Michael Arrington of TechCrunch made some interesting points about what makes a successful Web 2.0 company. Namely that demonstrates the “network effect”, wherein every new user make the service more powerful. Also, he mentioned that success can only be measured using two key questions: Does it make money? Does it make the Internet ...

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Washington Proclamation: RSS Days

06.30.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — It’s official: the State of Washington has proclaimed today and tomorrow as offical RSS Days. The proclamation also lists a number of state offices and departments that embrace this technology. Technorati Tags: gnomedex, gnomedex6, seattle ...

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Gnomedex 6.0 Welcome Reception

06.29.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — I just got home after attending the Gnomedex early registration/welcome reception. The first thing that struck me was how popular and, at the same time, somewhat foreign, the concept of an “un-conference” was to my fellow attendees. Everyone I talked to agreed that the standard conference formula of having a “track” or “theme”, ...

Gnomedex 6.0 Begins

06.29.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — I just got home from work (riding my bike getting ready for the STP) and am about to head over the Bell Harbor Conference Center here in Seattle for Gnomedex 6.0. Early registration is tonight and there is a bit of a welcome reception I hear. Technorati Tags: blog, gnomedex ...

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TechCrunch Party at Seattle’s ConWorks

06.01.2006 · Posted in Computers & Technology

SEATTLE — Last evening’s TechCrunch Web 2.0 “high-tech” happy hour at Consolidated Works in Seattle drew a mix of industry insiders, venture capitalists, technology geeks, and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as the media and recruiters who tend to swarm them. Chris Pirillo was there, as was John Cook, along with about 300 others (Flickr photos). ...

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Seattle PI -More professors ban laptops in class

05.03.2006 · Posted in Business & Worklife

SEATTLE — Looks like more college faculty are opposing the use of laptops in their classrooms. My favorite quote from when a professsor serving on jury duty: “…recalled asking the stenographer if she found the case interesting. She replied that she didn’t remember anything she had taken down, Mooney said. “I thought, ‘That’s what my ...

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On Note Taking

03.27.2006 · Posted in Business & Worklife

A USA Today article from March 21, 2006 titled “Law professor bans laptops in class, over student protest” has reignited the long-standing debate about the better method of taking notes: by hand, or using some form of technology, like laptops or tablet PC’s. A little closer to home, last fall my nephew Matt used note-taking ...

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How Committed Are You?

03.02.2006 · Posted in Business & Worklife

An article last year by Mark Morford in the San Francisco Gate asked, “Why do you work so hard? ” Morford asserts that most of us are living the myth that “hard work is all there is” and supports this with examples of people enriching their heart, instead of their bank account, and in turn, ...

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