From the monthly archives:

October 2008

A quick note to virtual gods: If you create a virtual world, you're probably going to wind up with virtually everything that occurs in the real world, and that includes crime, sex, economic upheaval and so on. No one knows that better than Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life, which has seen a variety…

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As the mesh conference has grown -- I find it almost hard to believe that we're putting on our fourth next year, but we are -- we've realized that we can't actually do everything ourselves (funny thing, that) and so we've been reaching out more and more to the community. That's what we're doing now,…

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I've been doing my best to remain calm, but I have to confess that it isn't working as well as it usually does. I'm speaking, of course, about the tsunami that is currently wreaking havoc on the traditional media business, an industry in which I happen to have spent virtually my entire working life. The…

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Internet Evolution is a site owned by United Business Media -- the company that publishes magazines such as Information Week and Light Reading, and puts on conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo -- and its goal is to create a kind of digital think-tank, where ideas and commentary can flow around some of the big…

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I just love the Internet sometimes. Thanks to a link at Metafilter, I just found out that the entire text, data and images from the Archimedes Palimpsest have been released on the Web under a Creative Commons license. Palimpsest is an odd word that refers to a manuscript that has been scraped or wiped clean…