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The New Web

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This is probably one of the best blogs/columns I read this year. After reading it, I sat thinking about how true it all is. The New Web is just the beginning. Just like the Web before, this will change almost everything we do from getting news to buying stuff to entertaining. For once, it is […]

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It is You

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You – The Author/Editor/Reader of Wikipedia and millions of wikis around the world You – The Social Bookmarker, the uninhibited knowledge sharer You – The Wonderful Creator and Consumer of countless videos and other content You – The Citizen journalist sharing thoughts and commentaries using millions of blogs You – The Tagomizer, with a few […]

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We Need A Different Kind Of News

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How come there is so little news about  Seymour Papert, Doug Engelbart and others great people? After hearing about Seymour Papert’s accident, I felt sad. I hope he recovers fast. News about him is not that easy to find. I am trying to track information about Papert’s recovery and even went and created a Google […]

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Solr – Open Source Enterprise Search Server

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We have been using Lucene for a while. It is embedded in our InfoMinder product (mostly for filtering content). I was happy to find an entire Enterprise Search solution called Solr. It is an Apache project (in incubation) and seems to have some great features. Solr is a standalone enterprise search server with a web-services […]

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Accidental Complexity

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I just started looking at TurboGears for a web application, we are building. I needed a light-weight framework and since I love Python, I decided to try something with TurboGears. Normally when I try something new, I first try to find a book in O’Reilly’s Safari (for which I have been a subscriber for a […]

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Jon Udell’s Move to Microsoft

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Wow. This is significant. Jon is one of my favorites in the tech industry. I always cherish our first meeting (when he was at BYTE) and enjoy my conversations with him. His great insights into the technology are always valuable. I hope to see him more since I visit Seattle/Redmond often. Why Microsoft? Jon says […]

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Prayers for Seymour Papert

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Seymour Papert is one of my heros. His book Mindstorms got me interested in Tools for Learning. I just read in Andy Carvin’s blog that Seymour Papert had an accident and in grave condition. I pray that he has a speedy recovery and gets back to full health. Latest Update: 25th Dec 06 I just […]