I’m playing with some secret new technology that makes the tech blogging world even flatter…it totally is going to change how I blog … It also will make comments unneccessary. Why? Because there are systems coming that’ll match up — in minutes — a main post and all the comments being made about that post.
I don’t have the time to allow comments on my site (and I am the master of my domain) and haven’t thought much about trackbacks, but it’s not hard to imagine what the Scobleizer is hinting at.The Week of RSS
This is turning out to be a huge week for RSS as we move to a new Subscription based consumption model. I don’t think I even used the word enclosure before this week.
Next up is Apples iTunes with their podcast features.
But, some are extending RSS with their own tags rather than use the more standard existing tags in RSS2.0
So developers of RSS Consuming and Aggregating technologies (like NewsGator, SauceReader, SharpReader etc) will have to keep updating their applications to respond to all the new and possibly conflicting tabs. Eeeek, this might be worse than web development and supporting various browser implementations of HTML.AJAX and ATLAS
Means Rich Web Applications.
This is a huge shift from MS who a few years ago were seeing that DHTML applications were reducing the dependency on the Operating System and ‘thick client’ applications.
Remember scriptlets, dynamic behaviors etc. Web based programming was going off and then …. STOP! MS stopped innovating in the browser.
This is a big turnaround and great news.Sleek new smartphone
Starting to get there.US Savvy Design Resource
Maitland has just returned from many years in the US and will operate his design agency from here.
You can contact Maitland at firstname.lastname@example.org
With Maitland’s US experience and contacts he is worth having a chat to if you have US aspirations.Google Video
Google video is up.
Took a while to find some playable video but here is an amazing break dancing video they had in their sample links.From Browse to Search to Subcribe
I think this captures the excitement and significance about RSS.
Both browsing and searching are about discovery, but have little to do with consumption. Discovery is work. You navigate and enter queries. Consumption is when you get something valuable. Browsing or searching by themselves are just a means; the end is consumption. The way these terms get used everyday reinforces this gap. â€œCan I help you?â€ â€œNo thanks, Iâ€™m just browsing.â€ â€œDid you find what you are looking for?â€ â€œNope, Iâ€™m still searching.â€Perfect Market
Andrew K sent me this link to Carport, an importing service for new European cars.
When you travel it’s not hard to see the price differences between cars in various parts of the world. As the NZ dollar has crept up the NZ imported car dealers have not adjusted their pricing. The gap now is so huge that companies like carport are arriving in the market.
The car companies argue that they keep the price up to protect resale values, but they’ve been creaming it for the past few years.
Great case of the Internet creating a perfect market.More on MS RSS
It’s pretty early but MS’s RSS may be a very big deal.
This Channel9 Video descibes their ‘a-ha’ moment.
Worth a watch. I was left with the conclusion that MS are going to gas
up the subscription model and are really thinking on all the scenario’s where
it’s relevant. When laid out it all seems obvious and huge. “The
machine does the work, you do the thinking“.
Enclosures, which enabled podcasting, just gets extended to do all sorts of
new things like photoblogs. You can see the mix between RSS and thick
client applications starting to generate rich local machine opportunities. A
nice blur between web and local storage.
Subscriptions get pulled out of applications and back to user
It all makes a lot of sense and must leads to many opportunities.
Mike C sent me this good linkWho will buy SAP?
The industry was guessing an MS SAP deal a few months ago. According to GMSV the head MS deal maker has gone to Oracle.New S Class
As a car nut one of the things I waste lots of web time on is looking at Car Spy Shots. Over the last year there has been lots of speculation on the new Mercedes S Class.
The first official photo’s have just been released.
This gives a chance to evaluate just how accurate the photoshop mock-ups and scoops of the car paparazzi were, as well as the disguise program of the manufacturer.
On this one MB did a great job. No one captured the essence of the car.
So the new S Class is expectedly loaded. Night vision system as well as radar assisted cruise control.Finalist in the Microsoft World Wide Partner Awards
We made the final of the Microsoft World Wide Partner awards.
One of only two ISV’s in South East Asia. We’ll be in Minneapolis for the awards. This would be great one to win.MOTU - a new goal
30% market share. That’s doable. According to our calculations we’re about 3% now.Fallout from Telecom’s double outage day
On UK Finextra Rats! Freak outage shuts down New Zealand Stock Exchange
The network failure has raised concerns about the resilience of the national telecoms infrastructure, but the New Zealand government downplayed the problem, with Communications Minister David Cunliffe saying the two accidents were a “freak occurrence”.
When your trying to build credibility for New Zealand software it’s often two steps forward one step back.
But it was freakishly bad luck.Microsoft adds order to RSS
On News.com Microsoft to bolster RSS support
“Lists are all over the place, and people are starting to move them around via RSS, and they are not the usual kind of data that has been carried by RSS in the past, influential blogging pioneer Dave Winer said in a posting late Wednesday. “The people at Microsoft noticed something that I had seen, only peripherally–that there were applications of RSS that aren’t about news. Like Audible’s NY Times Best Seller list, or an iTunes music playlist, or lists of Sharepoint documents, or browser bookmarks.”
Well, that makes sense.
Some meat on extensions to support lists.
<cf:treatAs>list</cf:treatAs>HTC Universal ships Q3
Malcom F flicked me this …
Also in gadgetland, finally a bluetooth headset for iPods
A laptop for AK
A must have for Andrew K.
New MSDN RD for NZ
Congrats to Chris on reaching MSDN Regional Director Status.
The RD program is MS’s premier insider group. I (in hindsight, stupidly) resigned from the role in 2000 (I held it from 1997 to 2000) because I was travelling so much.
It’s an incredibily valuable network and it was good to reignite old RD relationships in Orlando this year.
We done Chris. I know you’ll make the most of the opportunity.Ultimate Ears
Custom fit ear-buds. $US900 for the ‘reference monitors’.
Not on my shopping list, but nice to know they make them.Reboot should be the exception
Alternative title: Use standby dammit.
I learned something in this article on power management.