We talked a bit about high-altitude platforms in class last week, and I promised to make up a teaching note on the topic. I did, and posted it here.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Technology review just published an article on Salesforce.com and their success as a provider of Internet-hosted applications.
They are a successful company, and are encouraging software developers to use their tools for their own hosted applications. Perhaps their tools will turn out to be the "Visual Studio" of the Internet.
We have a related course note on Hosted applications: software as a service.
Posted by Larry press at Permanent link as of 11:02 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Here is a New York Times article on low-cost video. It lists several sites where videos may be hosted:
- BLIP.TV Service for users who want to integrate video clips into their blogs. www.blip.tv
- CLIPSHACK Basic, simple user interface. Limit of 50 megabytes of storage. www.clipshack.com
- GOOGLE VIDEO Accepts clips of unlimited length and makes them searchable. video.google.com
- OURMEDIA.ORG Stores videos in the Internet Archive, which is intended to be a permanent online trove. www.ourmedia.org
- PHANFARE $6.95 monthly fee covers unlimited video posting, but individual videos may not exceed 10 megabytes. www.phanfare.com
- VIMEO Circles of friends and family members can easily keep up with and comment on one another's clips. www.vimeo.com
- YOUTUBE Site keeps track of most-viewed, most-discussed and best-rated videos; organizes similar clips into "channels," like sports or humor. www.youtube.com
The video team should check this out.
Posted by Larry press at Permanent link as of 10:58 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Last night we talked about the influence of blogs on conventional journalistic media. Dan Gilmore is a widely respected print journalist who is very much interested in this topic and largely moving to online journalism. He gave a talk on the topic at Stanford last week.
The title of the talk is "We the Media: The Rise of Open-Source, Grassroots Journalism"
Posted by Larry press at Permanent link as of 11:54 AM
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Reed Hundt, past FCC Chairman, published an article in the San Jose Mercury arguing that ad hoc wireless networks played an important role during huricane Katrina, and that state laws banning municipal networks are a mistake. He feels the federal governmnet should encourage municipal networks with matching funds.
Posted by Larry press at Permanent link as of 6:36 AM
Saturday, October 22, 2005
This article describes a unique application. Thousands of commuters in Lyon, France, are using pedal power instead of gas, under an ambitious new program that lets people rent bikes from public racks at low cost.
I have seen similar Web sites for sharing cars and airplanes, but don't recall where.
Posted by Larry press at Permanent link as of 9:23 AM
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