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· · · October
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Back to Basics · What have the poster chil­dren of Web 2.0 been about? Con­sid­er some ex­am­ples: Pic­tures, movies, hang­ing out, air trav­el, knit­ting, and shar­ing what you’re up to. In the con­text of a glob­al eco­nom­ic melt­down, don’t these feel a lit­tle, well, frivolous? [This is part of the Tough Times se­ries.] ...
Voting · Yes, last week we had a Cana­di­an elec­tion. Not much changed, so it wasn’t a very sat­is­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. For the first time, I’m warm­ing up to the no­tion of tin­ker­ing with our vot­ing sys­tem ...
Join the Parade · I mean Pa­rade of the Lost Souls, which hap­pens next Satur­day Oc­to­ber 25th on Com­mer­cial Drive here in Van­cou­ver. I’ve pa­rad­ed be­fore; once again I’ll be part of Rus­sell Shumsky’s West-African drum en­sem­ble, layin’ down the dance beat­s. As­sum­ing the weath­er co-operates, it’s a blast; come on out and boo­gie.
XML Trouble · Last week, I sent an email to one of the XML stan­dard­iza­tion lists at the W3C; my first pres­ence in that con­ver­sa­tion in quite some num­ber of years. This short piece, of in­ter­est on­ly to XML ob­ses­sives, gives a bit of back­ground ...
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