Smart Tags?

Microsoft plans to introduce a new hyperlink widget in Internet Explorer on the Windows XP platform, expected to be released in October. I imagine you may have read quite a lot about these tags already. In case you haven’t, here’s a distilled...
Mediums Writ Large, Part II

Mediums Writ Large, Part II

So what is this invention, this medium, that has evidently caused us fits throughout the ages? Is it a tool? A toy? A myth? A medium is vehicle for communication. It’s a transport for the expression of ideas… a means for transmitting a message from the...
Mediums Writ Large, Part I

Mediums Writ Large, Part I

When Thug the caveman first scrawled an image of himself on a wall of stone, we can imagine the prehistoric critics — “Arg! Ick dannae throg!” Which, roughly translated, imparts that the cave art lacked passion, and what’s more Thug would be...

What’s in your shopping cart?

Jessie, the abominable golden retriever, is a fertilizer factory. Of course she produces the usual carpet bombs that any large dog is terrifically equipped to manufacture. She appears also to have an unlimited capacity to produce nitrogen, that elemental stuff that...

A tale of two searches.

A tale of two searches. While plotting a gift for my wife, I recalled an Oprah episode featuring interior design. [For the record, I wasn’t actually watching Oprah, I just happened to be in the same room while it was on. Glad we got that cleared up.] One of the...

Searching Search Results

While engaged in the search for Evan Chan’s killer I recently stumbled across a nifty search engine enhancement, iLOR. iLOR is not itself a Net index… it’s licensed Google’s search technology. What iLOR does is aid in the process of sorting...

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