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Technology envy

By Ian Bruk on June 12, 2004 - 10:02am

I found this post through

daily audio
I've been enjoying Dave Winer's Morning Coffee Notes,

Using my RSS2iPod script I automagically get each new audio file dropped onto my iPod which is ready for my morning drive. No clicking, no waiting. And the show starts when I'm ready for it.

Though I'm a long way from getting an iPod I wonder if this is something I can get my PC to do?

Translink Rant

By funnyunkle on June 12, 2004 - 8:23am

On a translink rant...
Did You know that in the past they would advertise What "Peak Time" is. They used to then say its not peak time and you would only have to pay one fare...$2.00. Now they have changed all the signage to not advertise the peak time and if you over pay they don't tell you. They just absorb your overpayment. If that is not a money grab I don't know what is.

The End of Corporations

By Ian Bruk on June 11, 2004 - 1:35pm

Found a great weblogger today who uses Drupal. An excerpt from his post about the End of Corporations:

Some day, lawyers and corporations may realise that IP itself has minimal value - as most IP isn't worth the effort to protect it. The command and control corporate model may be forced to change when shareholders really understand the fact that the valuation of their average corporation is getting to be upwards of 85% intangible assets. These intangibles are worthless without the know-how of knowledge workers. Therefore the actual value of the average corporation, without its people, is getting close to zero. So where would you put your money?

Also, when he says:
I'm fairly certain that networks of micro-organisations are on the rise
is he referring to :-)?

Storyeum mention in June 6, 2004 Miami Herald - Canada's verdant isle comes of age

By Roland Tanglao on June 10, 2004 - 10:46pm

Canada's verdant isle comes of age from the Miama Herald (free registration required) is generally accurate about Storyeum, Gastown and the rest of Vancouver with the following notable exceptions:

Storyeum - nice summary of the June 2004 show from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By Roland Tanglao on June 10, 2004 - 10:34pm

A nice summary of the current (June 2004) Storyeum show.

Storyeum - shows in June only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays BUT half price

By Roland Tanglao on June 10, 2004 - 12:57pm

As promised, I dropped by the good folks at Storyeum today to get the full scoop on their June opening hours.

I was wrong. For the month of June 2004, there will be no shows Mondays-Thursdays. Shows will be Friday to Sunday and are HALF price.

For the complete details, check out the Storyeum Schedule page or call them at 604 687-8142.

Canadian Election Translated for Americans

By Boris Mann on June 9, 2004 - 11:54pm

I won’t apologize for describing a few things and people by contrasting them to American things and people; a lot of my readers are American, and anyhow U.S. politics is a spectator sport world-wide.
ongoing (Tim Bray): Canadian Election

Tim Bray gives an overview of Canadian politics for his (mainly) American audience, including how our major parties would translate into US Politics. His paragraph on the pluses and minuses of our electoral system is also good.

If you ever thought you were in the wrong business....

By Ian Bruk on June 9, 2004 - 8:51am

Take heart it could be worse....

Ten Worst Album Covers of all Time

Gmail Invite Available in Return for Donation to VCN

By Richard Eriksson on June 8, 2004 - 10:10pm

For those in the Vancouver area (or elsewhere) looking for a Gmail account invite, I am giving one away to the first three (3) people to email me at richard AT urbanvancouver DOT com pledging $5 (yeah, five bucks) to donate to the Vancouver Community Network. Comments are disabled for this post. If you want an invite, please email me.

Moving Force of a New Era

By Ian Bruk on June 8, 2004 - 9:59am

Found a great quote at one of my favourite bloggers:

Sebastian Pacquet

From the Weblog Research Roundtable:

"I suspect that over the next few years we will see a lot of calls suggesting that blogging has died, and I suspect that in a sense they will be right. The act of keeping a "Weblog" as a separate entity will become something of an anachronism. The broader world of collaborative Web publishing will continue to grow and converge with other technologies, including IM and e-mail. Imagine asking someone today if they are an "e-mailer." That question made sense, among a certain group, 15 years ago, when you weren't sure if someone had e-mail or not. I have a feeling that the production of public media -- whether in the form of Weblogs, wikis, collaboratively filtered lifelogs, or some form that I am too shortsighted to predict -- will be the moving force of a new era."

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