My 2006 predictions

Right, enough cataloging of everyone else’s 2006 predictions…with about 4 hours to go before the start of my 2006 (flakey drum roll please)…I now unveil my own, er, predictions… My Eleven Techie / Web and One non-Techie 2006 Prediction(s) 2006 will be tagtastic and a big year for OPML  Sructured blogging will do well but not as well as…

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Unzen again…

For Christmas I bought myself a Zen Microphoto (well, technically I received it as present). At first I was pretty happy with it, but things went awry.  Four things specifically. First, the Microphoto touch controls were useless.  And I mean useless. I just couldn’t get the infernal thing to do want I wanted – a simple operation…

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Long Tails and Zipfian distribution

Chris Anderson has posted on the relation between the Long Tail and the Zipfian distribution. It reminded me of a comment Jakob Nielsen wrote in response to my Long Tail post (‘How RSS thickened my Long Tail’). Jakob wrote: “It’s quite likely that your pageviews follow a Zipf distribution with classic long tail usage, since most…

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Who would you have for dinner?

Erid Dolecki asks: “If you could choose two people to have dinner with, each on their own on different evenings, who would they be and what would you have for dinner?” What a great question. Now, before I answer, I want to make clear that I’m not interpreting the question as ‘who are the two…

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I’m blogging this at 36,000 feet

I’m blogging this at 36,000 feet. No dramas though. If it goes pear-shaped between now and touchdown, I’ll let you know.

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Stars of CCTV?

The Stars of CCTV? “When the Austrian government passed a law this year allowing police to install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in public spaces without a court order, the Austrian civil liberties group Quintessenz vowed to watch the watchers. Members of the organization worked out a way to intercept the camera images with an inexpensive, 1-GHz…

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2005 predictions, how did I do?

As Business Week’s Rob Hof has noticed, I’ve been trying to keep up with all the 2006 predictions going on this month. But it’s no good if you look forward, only not to look back, and see how you did in retrospect. If you see what I mean. So, here is a reminder of my…

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Microsoft’s Social Computing Group

Bernarn Moon writes up an interview he had with Lili Chen, Microsoft’s Social Computing Group group manages and discussed with her some of the cool stuff her group is working on in the space of social computing, blogs, virtual worlds and a couple of research applications, Inner Circle and Wallop. If you like this sort of thing,…

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