Archive for the 'Net biz' Category

The law of information and the attention economy

Monday, April 9th, 2007

While higher ed institutions don’t compete for customers in the retail sense, they do compete for attention and are subject to the law of information. Alex Iskold discusses both concepts at Read/WriteWeb: …we no longer read – we skim. The news that used to last a day now lasts just a few hours, simply because […]

Google is not (only) a search engine

Friday, March 30th, 2007

In a recent issue of Wired, Clive Thompson writes about the new radical transparency in business communications in his article “The See-Through CEO.” Thompson points out that we need to start thinking of Google as more than a search engine: Google is not a search engine. Google is a reputation-management system. And that’s one of […]

Get your web 2.0 on

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Are you web 2.0 savvy? Find out… Here’s a quick quiz…we looked in 30Boxes and analyzed 37Signals that led us to come up with the 43Things below. So without further ado, can you decide… Web 2.0?

Wither Adobe?

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

As design and web professionals our tools are dominated by two companies, Adobe and Macromedia. Or were. Of course the old news is Adobemedia, the new lumbering mothership of print and web design. I’ve accepted (somewhat) the inveitable announcement that my beloved Freehand — drawing companion since somewhere in the 1.x range and already aquired […]

A new game?

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Having seen the highs and lows of the first dot com era, is it possible we’re on the upswing again? Blogging, tagging, Ajax, 43 Things, Flickr, Google Satellite Maps, Wikipedia,, some new excitement seems to be in the air. Some Friday inspiration from adaptive path’s Janice Fraser: Something is happening right now, and the […]