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Saturday, March 01, 2003
Why Did Google Want Blogger?
"Google will likely use Blogger to develop sophisticated searches that utilize the rich metadata inherent in the RSS feeds from weblogs: who wrote what and when, what it linked to, what linked to it and its level of popularity with Web surfers." Speculation also includes factoring in web usage statistics. 10:22:30 PM
Japanese scientist invents 'invisibility cloak'
: "It's hoped the technology will be useful for surgeons frustrated their own hands and surgical tools can block their view of operations and pilots who wish cockpit floors were transparent for landings." 10:19:56 PM
: Site for "Minimially Invasive Education" with classic 1999 India kiosk experiments: "Experiments conducted by NIIT
, one of the largest computer training and software services company, have shown that semi-literate poor children can quickly teach themselves the rudiments of computers and Internet. Dr. Sugata Mitra, head of the Centre for Research in Cognitive Systems
(CRCS), NIIT, is the brain behind the experiments also known as the "Hole-In-The-Wall" experiments. " 10:18:28 PM
: "Googlert keeps you up to date on what the web is saying about you or your interests. It runs daily Google searches on your behalf and emails you any new results that appear. First you sign up with Googlert, which includes getting a license key from Google. You then type your searches just as you would on Google, and Googlert takes care of the rest. " 10:08:59 PM
Stuart's "Law of Networkdynamics"
: "For every Network Service there's an equal and opposite Network Disservice". And, It's the Latency, Stupid
: 1996/97 articles on "high-capacity slow links, " the real meaning and sources of speed in networks, and how modem and satellite links will never match the interactive speed of the oldest slow serial links. 9:45:04 PM