Got Joost? I do, and I hope to be writing about it soon…

Like so many oth­er pop-tech folk, I imme­di­ately jumped on The Venice Pro­ject (they’ve since changed the name to Joost) site when it became clear that this was a TV for the inter­net pro­ject by the same folks who are chan­ging the rules for inter­net tele­phony; Skype.

My beta test invit­a­tion arrived today, so that means I’ll be try­ing Joost tonight.

Hope­fully, I’ll be able to dis­cuss the ser­vice here shortly, but I’ve got one ques­tion so far, how do you pro­nounce that name?


Take a moment and think before you blog…

Zen Blogger’s Mani­festo

Do not fol­low in the foot­steps of oth­ers,
seek what they sought and make your own foot­steps.
Write not for oth­ers, as there are too many.
Write for your­self, as there is only one.
Sub­tract before you add.
Listen more than you speak.
Give more than you take.
Make but do not meas­ure.
If you want to change the world, love someone.
All mani­fes­tos are dung.


Found Here

Thoughts: Your Personal Computing Environment will affect your career.

I was read­ing an edit­or­i­al by Scot Petersen in last week’s eWeek (it’s not pos­ted online yet, but when it is, it’ll be here) and came across the concept of Per­son­al Com­put­ing Envir­on­ments (PCE).

The art­icle began to dis­cuss con­sumer technology’s impact on inform­a­tion tech­no­logy in the work­place as Gen Y ‘digit­al nat­ives’ expect access to blogs, iPods, You­Tube, MySpace..etc, in the work­place. And the con­sequences if their envir­on­ment doesn’t include that kind of access.
This is where I sat up. Think­ing back over my four-plus dec­ades on this plan­et, the last three spent work­ing and liv­ing in a digit­al space, I’ve always con­sidered it a nat­ur­al exten­sion. To me today, instant access to digit­al con­tent is the way things should be, not some super-cool Star Trek world. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Thoughts: Your Per­son­al Com­put­ing Envir­on­ment will affect your career.”

Reading RSS Feeds — then you need Feedreader

I’ve been a big fan of Feedread­er for a while now, and it’s always nice to find someone else who appre­ci­ates the effi­cient design and imple­ment­a­tion.

My first impres­sion was very good because I was shocked at how simple,
yet power­ful, the soft­ware was. The more I star­ted to play with it the
more I star­ted to like it.

The built-in read­ers in browsers nev­er seem to work the way I expect them to. Maybe I’m old fash­ioned, but if I’m just read­ing lite feeds, do I really need all the over­head of a fully func­tion­al browser?

Check out the whole review at Cyber­Net News.

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