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Mark Pesce, Futurist and Inventor, gave a thought-provoking keynote on a Twitter+Wikipedia Future.
The socially, hyper-connected revolution we are living through will have significant impact on the future. Not only of our social, after-hours work lives: but also within the cube-farm.
Watch the video....
Managing a micro-business online, or offline, usually involves paperwork. Lots of it. From customer enquiries to invoicing, the tracking of your biggest concern: the customer, is a tough task.
Shouldn’t computers and the internet make business easier?
You could just create a blog. Then add an email follow...
Did Geeks exist in the 19th Century? They sure did. Did they have Geek gadgets. Oh, yes they did!
Telephones, typewriters, calculators: all blossomed through the 19th Century.
The screen capture is of a unique device called a Curta Calculator. Invented by Curt Herzstark, a survivor of Buchenwald, it looks...
Did Geeks, as we know them today: polymaths, introverted, shy with the opposite sex exist in earlier times? They sure did.
Matthew Connell from The Powerhouse Museum introduced me to a William Stanley Jevons. A true geek of the 19th Century.
Who is Jevons?
He lived at the same time as Babbage, and invented...
Social networks are not new. Humans throughout our existence communicate, connect and correspond with like minded humans.
Written documents are the evidence trail that historians and museum curators, such as Matthew Connell from Sydney’s Powerhouse Musuem, use to decipher the lives of famous people....
Barcamp? What is a Barcamp? Does it involve sleeping in a cocktail bar?
From Wikipedia, a Barcamp is an international network of user-generated conferences. Taking a tongue-in-cheek name from an invitation Foocamp , Barcamp is purposely open, relatively unorganised and, well, funner.
Generally, a group...
GoodBarry, a Web 2.0 company and their application GoodBusiness fills that need to deal with the boring administration and sales stuff as you have fun making cool things online.
Rather than traditional marketing with boring brochures and long videos of CEOs extolling the virtues of GoodBarry: Brett Welch...
A usable laptop for US$300? 512Mb of RAM, 4Gb of storage, wireless and ethernet networking. Able to run my Windows applications. No, never. Not in my lifetime.
Oh my how technology changes.
With flash-memory falling in price by 50% every year, flash engineered to survive more reads and writes, and processors...
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