I never waste time!

March 3, 2008

I took this picture a month ago from a road trip to Fredericton, NB
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How good is the Internet?

February 12, 2008

While reading Chapter 6, Wikinomics talks a lot about online libraries and online sources in general. I think that this is a great way to do things such as research and educate yourself. You can get millions of sources at just one sitting and you don’t have to spend any money by borrowing books, gas money, etc.

Although all of this sounds peachy keen, I often wonder about Libraries and businesses such as the Guardian. If everyone resorts to reading everything online, then there won’t be a library or new sources or even Prince Edward Island news. Authors, publishers, librarians etc will be out of jobs and we would be out of new sources and new gossip.

I personally think that we should reconsider reading everything online. While I agree that it is great for people who can’t access a Library or the Guardian, I think that reading everything online could simply cause these companies to go out of business. Anyway, this is just a thought!

-Kate 🙂

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Please post your comments and questions for this chapter as a comment below.

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The people presenting this chapter are Thomas, Sofonyas, Tony and Mitch.

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Please post your comments and questions for this chapter as a comment below.

These are due the Friday before class by 5pm.

The people presenting this chapter are Romiz, Tasia and Dave C.

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Please post your comments and questions for this chapter as a comment below.

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The people presenting this chapter are Katelyn, Imran, and Mazen.

I just finished reading Fred Wilson’s blog entry on how he made a second blog, at www.fredwilson.vc, that would be used for his mp3 and picture entries. The result of him making this switch upset a lot of people because it meant that they would now have to view two blogs instead of one.

One of Fred Wilson’s readers, known as Daryn, came to Fred’s rescue by creating a simple JavaScript application that would fit on the right column of Fred’s original blog, and would give the option of playing the mp3’s that Fred had added to his new blog. This meant that readers that only wanted to read one blog could go to his original blog and still listen to his mp3 entries for his second blog.

I think this relates to what we have looked at in class. Daryn uses his own spare time, using OpenSource software to create an application that bettered Fred Wilson’s weblog. He did this requiring nothing in return besides the recognition and pride of displaying his work and making life more convenient for his fellow reader. This leads somewhat into Chapter 3 of Wikinomic’s which my group will be presenting in class, and hopefully we will have more discussions on the benefits of OpenSource software there.

Cheers,

David McKenna

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