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Mike Ricciuti / CNET
The $100 laptop moves closer to reality  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A low-cost computer for the masses moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.  —  Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, detailed specifications …
Sub-$100 laptop design unveiled
China Martens / Macworld:
MIT to launch $100 laptop prototype in November
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Web 2.0 Elevator Pitch  —  The 'What is Web 2.0?' meme is everywhere and everyone seems to have a different interpretation.  Here are some of the latest:  —  Om Malik: "a "collection of technologies - be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps... whatever .... that leverage the power of always on …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Esquire wikis article on Wikipedia  —  When Esquire magazine writer A.J. Jacobs decided to do an article about the freely distributable and freely editable online encyclopedia Wikipedia, he took an innovative approach: He posted a crummy, error-laden draft of the story to the site.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON GOOGLE AND NASA  —  In the book I asked Eric Schmidt what was next for Google.  He replied that the joke was "carbon nanotubes to the moon."  —  Well, take a look at this release:  —  NASA Takes Google On Journey Into Space  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 28, 2005 - NASA Ames Research
Discussion: business2blog
Dave Taylor / Tech Support and Business Questions? …:
GOOGLE ADSENSE ADDS "ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE"?  —  Dave, rumor has it that Google's introducing a new "advertise on this site" feature for the top performers in the AdSense program, but I can't seem to find any specific information about it, and when I go to the AdSense site, there's no information about it.
Mark Prigg /
Watch shows through Google TV  —  GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet.  The search engine has already signed up an American channel to provide programmes for Google TV and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast its shows as well.
Thomas Crampton / Joi Ito's Web:
Does globalization exist?  —  My experiences in changing cities five times and continents three times in the last 18 months have given me an insight into the shallowness of certain aspects of globalization from a consumer perspective.  —  (My experiences are used merely as example I know well …
Gootch / Google Addiction:
A Date To Remember  —  Google is developing a Calendar service that will likely be known to everyone as "GCalendar".  There has been speculation in the past about such a service, but now there is evidence that Google has been thinking about it since 2004.  —  Another mysterious domain registered …
Clothing gives sportsmen a kick up the pants  —  As if being bawled at by the coach during training were not bad enough, sports stars may also end up being pushed around by their own clothing.  —  Haptic sports garments, which use tactile signals to prompt the wearer to optimise their technique …
Jo Best /
UK online music hobbled by high prices  —  Record companies must pass on the money they save from web distribution, says IDC  —  High prices and digital rights management (DRM) incompatibility are slowing the take up of online music services in the UK, according to analyst IDC.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 for Mac in development  —  Earlier this week, Adobe Systems Inc. released Photoshop Elements 4, but the new version was for Windows only.  With no mention of a new Mac version, some speculated that the company may be phasing out the Mac product, but Adobe said on Thursday that is definitely not happening.
Gilad Bracha / Computational Theology:
Invokedynamic  —  We're looking to improve support for dynamically typed languages on the Java platform.  —  Tangent : that's dynamically typed languages - not the increasingly common horrible misnomer dynamic languages (as opposed to static languages, where nothing moves, like hieroglyphics, perhaps?).
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …

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