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9:25 PM ET, November 26, 2006

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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:
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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.
Nick / Rough Type:
Is Web 2.0 the wrong path?
Discussion: Tinfinger
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 …
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.
Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Resistance = 17.75GB of garbage?  [Update 1]  —  Resistance: Fall of Man was billed to be the defining game for why Blu-ray exists in the first place.  Resistance developers Insomniac stated that the game took up 22GB of space and that all those bits and bytes were necessary to make the game work.
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Gizmodo:
Sonar Blu-ray Laser: How They Make It
Discussion: I4U News and digg
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
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: Mashable! and Beet.TV
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.]
Discussion: Googlified
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
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.
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
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
MIT profs create autonomous UAVs  —  Creating a robot that can manage to fly around a room on its own without hitting a wall is a mean feat to pull off, but that's exactly what a team of professors at MIT have managed to do.  Their multiple-UAV test platform is capable of complex tasks …
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
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
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.
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
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Will the OLPC interface ruin computing for millions of kids?
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