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daily link  Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Metacrap: "Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia."  Excellent rant y Cory Doctorow on why meta-data doesn't help much.  Jon Udell's comments on LinkedIn narrow user input, and the way that Google could derive better info than they ask for as metadata.  "I'm skeptical as to the benefit of a parochial reputation system such as LinkedIn, which requires extra effort to join, to feed with metadata, and to use. If we have (or are rapidly evolving) a global reputation system that can absorb and contextualize our routine communication, then parochial systems will need to deliver huge amounts of extra value. "

  2:53:20 PM  permalink  

BlogStreet : RSS Ecosystem: Neat collection of RSS processing tools, including

  • WAP reader
  • RSS generator from any web page
  • javascript panel for reading recent entries on a page
  • IMAP converter, so you can read RSS in a mail client
  2:35:56 PM  permalink  

Parkervision WLAN adaptors:  Products that promise 1 mile open field access, from a $200 access point and $100 PCcards or USB adapters.  Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g as well.  Proprietary technology extends the range between their AP and their adaptor.

  2:24:48 PM  permalink  

Fast Internet Lines Jump 18 Percent in First Half '03: "High-speed Internet service [in the US] via cable showed a 20 percent jump, narrowly outpacing the 19 percent growth in digital subscriber lines (DSL) offered by traditional telephone lines."  Overall growth was 45% for year ending June 30, 2003.  8:58:26 AM  permalink  


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