WS-* vs the REST

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This is probably one of the most debated topics in the industry today. Thanks to Tim Anderson for bringing us the debate from MixO6. I have mixed elements of this debate with a couple of quotes from Jon Udell and Dion Hinchcliffe. The overall feeling seems to be that we need organic growth of usage […]

Mathematical Experience

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We often hear that Mathematics consists mainly in "proving theorems". Is a writer's job mainly in writing sentences? A mathematician's work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking and frustration, and proof, far from being the core of discovery, is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are […]

Trying to Understand the Essence of Education

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Shuttleworth Foundation is trying to acclerate global innovation. Stumbled upon this very valuable site tracking some blogs on Python (programming language). Reading the goals and comments by the participants is very educational. Wonder what we, as bloggers, can do about improving education. Trying to understand the essence of education- what skills are gained from primary […]

Blogosphere – An Update

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Amazing. You can find the original post here. Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still […]

Google Calendar Firefox Extension

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In my post on Google Calendar, I was hoping for a similar facility as a browser extension. Imagine the Calendar component in the side bar of a Firefox browser and the pattern detection capability a feature of Google Toolbar. I was expecting to come from Google in the next version of their toolbar. And just […]

XML Toolkit for Government

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Government is one of the big users of XML. In fact, a site devoted to XML in Government has useful information on the adoption of XML in government, communities of practice and lessons learned. Another effort, from NY State is to use XML for managing the content of websites. XML is generally understood to be […]

AJAX will Drive XML Traffic

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According to a blog in ZDNet, XML traffic will multiply. I am not sure how they got the numbers but even if does 100 or 1000 times, it is significant. Most of the XML generated will be transparent to the users (ajax apps, blogs, Office 2007 etc.). “It’s still early, but we’re seeing a huge […]