Archive for October, 2007

Can the web help fight corruption?

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Lessig turns his keen insight and trademark presentation style towards the analysis of corruption as he steps away from 10 years of focusing on intellectual property issues and their impacts on culture, creativity and innovation. I wish him luck as he will have the full force of the ...

The Web as operating system

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Alistair, who has been writing recently at GigaOM, puts together the most lucid synthesis I have seen on the topic of the "Web OS." Big Internet companies are making themselves the OS of the web 2.0 world. In addition to the fundamentals — operating a web application, storing data, handling logins ...

Can code be bad for the planet?

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Alistair has an interesting post on Earth2Tech, the thesis of which is that inefficient coding practices can lead to environmental harm. I almost misled myself into thinking AC is blaming virtualization and SaaS/IaaS (infrastructure as a service) on creating such inefficiencies. Rather, he skipped past the obvious environmental benefits of server ...