Its been a while since I wrote anything on this blog.  Not that anyone noticed cause no one reads this thing except Russian Spam bots.  i have a couple of idea brewing and will post them up as soon as possible.  I recently got a position as a Social Studies teacher in Brooklyn.  I am so excited about that!

Other things on my radar are:

  1. Surfing
  2. Bicycles
  3. relational Databases and LAMP
  4. Obama
  5. Spending money I don’t have on stuff I could do without

I have been thinking( dangerous in itself) lately about a number of things.

  • The idea of the singularity.
  • The internet as a database.
  • How will we access that data
  • all objects being connected with the internet
  • the iPhone (of course)
  • web apps
  • LAMP html xml mysql ruby on rails etc.
  • Adobe AIR
  • Microsoft silverlight
  • mozila PRISM
  • ubiqitous broadband ( wireless especially)

I had all those things floating around in my head and realized that the way we interact with the internet, including reading it might be very different from how we view it now ( static pages access through a browser). we now have memory cards that you can put into your digital camera, and they will upload your photos to flickr( or what ever site you wish to host them). you cant browse the internet on the camera. you can’t email the image to a friend or family member from the camera. Just a dumb device that interacts with the camera and the internet.

The browser is a great way to display text and graphics from the internet on a laptop and or a desktop. But inclreasingly we will access the internet from small screens like our cell phones. On the iPhone you can build web apps that can be saved as icons onto the iPhone screen. When the 2.0 software upgrade comes out those apps will do away with the browser bar and go full screen. To normal users the difference between that web app and an installed app on the iPhone will not be obvious.

So when the internet become apart of everything, with two way streets of information flowing, will we still days things like, ” I need to get on the internet”.  Or will we be able to recall just the information we need using one of many devices to connect us to the vast sea of information out there.

The Mobile of the Future

January 25, 2007


This phone leaked from Nokia ( take with a grain of salt) looks pretty sweet.  Its way too long to wait form something like this cause Nokia takes their sweet-ass time getting these phones to the U.S. market. 
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Found via Gizmodo

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I start with this video because I usually come from this techie geeky side of things.
                                                           


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Shot with my Nokia E70 sitting in a rental car at Washingont/Dulles. I have the power to video blog from anywhere. Do you? Will you use it?

Ok “So what if a geek or too can shoot video from their rental car and upload it without a PC?” you ask.  Ha! I say, this is a monumental shift, more than we can even grasp right now. 

Next video has too points.

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  • the first point is this video made a difference in L.A.  The LAPD is still recovering from what happened after this video was seen by millions of Americans over and over again.  The outcome wasnt what was desired by all in end unfortunatley. There is an editor at the TV station and a news anchor that frame this debate or limit this debate and viewing. 
  • The second point is where I found this video. youtube.  Which means we are all editors. Potentially all 6 billion people in the world are editors and camera operators and commentators.  No need for the news editor to think its “news worthy”.  It already is because you posted it.

As the fourth state continues to put profits before the needs of its viewers, the people find a new medium.  A new way of connecting and relating and expressing.  This is a shift of great proportions. 

The last video shows the power of those so called “geek toys” I keep raving about

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The mess this video that wasn’t supposed to be taken is having repercussions around the world.  The former Iraqi President shows some juevos as he is put to death.  I do not condone Saddam’s treatment of the Iraqi citizens nor with the death penalty, bu this video demonstrates the powerlessness of the governments against the new media paradigm, people powered media. 

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