Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

June, 2005

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    nano-RFID

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    RFID has been getting plenty of attention: British Airways , Amex, Chase & Microsoft have each announce their interest in the last couple of days - as have the nano-technologists .
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    Skype made portable with USB drive

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    This is a clever idea - flash drives made smart ( via Digg ): "Skype and ICQ users will be able to use a U3-powered USB smart drive to transport and access their accounts wherever they go. When finished using the applications, users will simply...
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    Schwarzenegger is Podcasting

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    Oh, my giddy aunt. 'I'll play back' (via Strubel)
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    Apptel (Apple + Intel)

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    zzzzz.... ( update ...seconds after i orginally posted...): Which will it be? Apptel or Aptel ? ( update II ...minutes after that...) or IntAPP ?
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    Dare asks jolly good question regarding XAML/Avalon in light of AJAX

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    Dare Obasanjo speculates on XAML/Avalon given the recently renewed interest in DHMTL/AJAX . "Based on how adoption of DHTML/AJAX occured over the past few years I suspect that Avalon/XAML will follow a similar path since the initial conditions are...
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    Xbox 360 v Xbox side-by-side pic

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    Team Xbox has a side-by-side pic of the Xbox 360 and Xbox and dimension details (via Addict3d.org ): "Following yesterday's unveiling of the Xbox 360 physical dimensions, revealed for the first time here on TeamXbox, we bring you a picture of the...
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    RSS - the Shiva of the publishing business

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    The director of digital publishing at the Guardian, Simon Waldman, has posted a transcript of a presentation he gave at World Editor’s Forum in Seoul earlier this year ( via JD Lasica): "...we believe that the trends we are currently seeing with...
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    75 million RSS users?

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    I just noticed the BBC.co.uk website is promoting RSS on its homepage. Not just at the footer but within prime real estate. It me got me thinking... According to the Nielsen//Netratings April 2005 data the BBC site (all properties, including the...
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    RSS commerce

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    Rok Hrastnik writes up a quick post on RSS Bazaar , a service by a little known company Hexlet LLC based in California, that seeks to make it easier for anyone to provide a paid-subscription model for RSS feeds (and make money while doing so): ...
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    From .doc, .xls and .ppt to .docx, .xlsx and pptx

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    Reuters reports on Microsoft's announcement that 'Office 12' will have new XML file formats: "Microsoft said it would begin discussing details about the new XML file format at TechEd, Microsoft's annual meeting for information technology managers...
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    Jacob Nielsen: what about RSS?

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    Jacob Nielsen's written up a look-back article on the 10th anniversary of his widely read Alertbox column series. Nielsen as succeeded in being the customer advocate regarding the usability of sites, and while I don't always agree with his views, I...
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    John Udell: The ultra-thin InfoCard

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    John Udell's take on InfoCard (see Microsoft press release on Infocard ) "Over the weekend I needed to log in to eBay from somebody else's machine. The browser was Firefox, but it would have been impolite to install Greasemonkey and Password Composer...
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    An Excess of RSS

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    Mike Walsh : "Here is an irony for you. There is a growing number of people who consume their news and information exclusively through aggregated headline readers, made possible by the magic of RSS feeds. If you are reading this in your mail client...
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