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8:05 PM ET, November 26, 2006

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Bill Thompson / Reg Developer:
Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito  —  Forward to the (distributed) revolution  —  Comment As the Web 2.0 bandwagon continues its rapidly accelerating path downhill towards the inevitable crash we find ourselves at another turning point in the development of the networked world.
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Shelley / Mad Techie Woman:
Marshal Tito?  —  Continuing the Web 2.0 contra-Revolution ("you say you want a revolution, oh yeah"), though I agree with Mike and Ora, I disagree with Bill Thompson of the Register.  In an article titled, Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito, he writes:
Nick / Rough Type:
Is Web 2.0 the wrong path?
Discussion: Tinfinger
Business Week:
Mistakes Made On The Road To Innovation  —  Led by CEO Antonio M. Perez, Kodak is struggling to reinvent its business model.  It's not alone  —  When Eastman Kodak (EK ) vowed in 2000 to become a leader in digital cameras, the idea seemed ludicrous.  The old-line Rochester (N.Y.) company had film and print all through its DNA.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Inside World of Warcraft Gold Farm, Future of Work  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of work in the broadband age, you can find it, of all places, on MTV's website.  To my knowledge, their recent gaming news segment, "Is Mining Virtual Gold Exploitative?" features the first video footage …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Seeking Executive to Tame the Digital Future … THE want ad above is a goof, of course, but it roughly sums up the state of play among big media companies' digital operations.  —  In the last few weeks, there has been a stampede of change involving the top Internet executives at big media companies.
Discussion: IP Democracy and media blog
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is BlogHerald On The Chopping Block?  Matt Craven Goes On The Record  —  BlogMedia, the parent company of BlogHerald, a blog that I also blog at (ah, using "blog" as a noun and a verb leads to all kinds of grammatical fun) is currently under a repositioning effort that has seen Head Honcho …
Discussion: problogging.com and Bloggers Blog
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Fake chinese electronics selling better than the originals!  —  It's a funny old world.  Chinese manufacturers are copying the circuit boards and designs of products from Japan and Korea, and they're doing it so fast that by the time the originals arrive in the marketplace, they're seen as the fakes!
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Slashdot
Chris Mellor / Techworld.com:
Store 256GB on an A4 sheet  —  How much information can you store on an A4 sheet?  Well, according to some new technology designed by an Indian engineering student, an extraordinary 256GB.  —  New "rainbow technology", devised by Sainul Abideen who has just completed an MCA degree in Kerala …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and digg
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
A Natural HatTrick: SitoFono, iotum and Grand Central  —  To be upfront, my agency represents iotum and GrandCentral and I have spent a lot of time figuring out how they are different, and they are.  Not only are they different, they are so complimentary that it's scary.
superufo.com:
Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Click the image for more photos (1)  —  Related Items of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Product Features of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  — Multiple HD modes: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i  —  More Description of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable
Discussion: 4 color rebellion, Engadget and digg
mathewingram.com/work:
Can shopping work with social networks?  —  Looks like the American Marketing Association has its eye on social networks like MySpace as the shopping malls of the Web era.  The AMA came out with a survey on Friday that said 47 per cent of people would go to such sites to research Christmas gifts …
Discussion: The Mu Life and HipMojo.com
Reuters:
Web site hikes pay for fledgling video directors  —Text+LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Break.com, one of the rising number of Web sites offering user-generated videos to rival the likes of YouTube, said on Sunday it would nearly double the amount of money it pays for video clips to $400.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Dan Simmons / BBC:
Smart homes a reality in S Korea  —  More than 100 homes offering smart technology have just been built in South Korea and another 30,000 are planned.  —  Mi Yung Kim and her 10-month-old son Jae Won recently moved into their new smart flat.  From the outside, their building looks …
Discussion: Slashdot
David Galbraith:
I just saw a Zune, and guess what?  Its a piece of s**t.  —  Imagine your son waking up on Christmas (if you're into Christmas) morning and rushing to open his presents in breathless anticipation of getting a shiny new iPod, only to find out he's got a Zune, which is like coming second in chess.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Vista underrated  —  On Thanksgiving the hit of the day (other than our two turkeys) was our photos that were playing on our HD screen — Maryam's mom watched them for hours.  They were coming off of a Vista machine located in my office upstairs.  The photos were streaming through my Xbox.
Google Blogoscoped:
Archive.org Founder Criticizes Google Book Scanning (Video)  —  Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive criticizes the Google library digitizing project [WMV] in an interview with Mario Sixtus of the German Elektrischer Reporter.  —  [This video by Handelsblatt/ Mario Sixtus is published with a Creative Commons license.]
Gizmodo:
Sonar Blu-ray Laser: How They Make It  —  We recently told you about Wicked Laser's new Sonar model, a pocket laser made from the Blu-ray diode (ripped from the still-beating heart of a Blu-ray DVD player).  —  Those mad scientists over at Wicked Lasers provided some pictures of the process.
Discussion: I4U News and digg
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Holiday shopping crush stalls Walmart.com  —  A crush of online shoppers paralyzed Walmart.com, the Web site of the nation's leading retailer, for long periods on Friday.  —  Black Friday saw consumers struggle briefly to access the Web sites of several top online stores.
 
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