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David Byrne on Packaging and Music

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Interesting piece on coverart by David Byrne (ex-Talking Heads) in Nonesuch Journal: Packaging and Music: “Packaging and Music
By David Byrne

David Byrne recently posted this article in his own journal and is generously allowing Nonesuch to publish it as well.

There are those who mourn the vanishing of the nice big cardboard packages that vinyl came in. The format allowed fairly large images, credits, and photos. The usual assumption is that much of this imagery, like music videos, is a reflection of, and extension of, the music creator’s sensibility. As if the packaging and the videos were usually under the direct control of the author. This is absurd. Though pop artists attempted to wrestle control of the way they were presented from the distributors beginning in the 60s, most LPs design, and musi”




Friday, June 30th, 2006

I 1999 havde min kollega Anders K og jeg en ide på Harddisken. Telefonbokse over hele byen og på Roskilde Festivalen, hvor man kunne gå ind og skrige til et kamera, som automatisk uploadede ens skrig til websitet Vi fik aldrig ført den ud i livet, men memet levede åbenbart videre for at blive til virkelighed på årets Roskilde Festival: Karin Høgh blogger om det.

E-newspapers just around the corner. Really |

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

E-newspapers just around the corner. Really |

E-newspapers just around the corner. Really
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:02pm ET

By Kenneth Li

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newspapers of the future - cheap digital screens that can be rolled up and stuffed into a back pocket - have been just around the corner for the last three decades.

But as early as this year, the future may finally arrive. Some of the world’s top newspapers publishers are planning to introduce a form of electronic newspaper that will allow users to download entire editions from the Web on to reflective digital screens said to be easier on the eyes than light-emitting laptop or cellphone displays.

Flexible versions of these readers nay be available as early as 2007.”

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Danish hackers launch Free Beer 3.0, with guarana

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Danish hackers launch Free Beer 3.0, with guarana: “Danish hackers launch Free Beer 3.0, with guarana: ‘Cory Doctorow: The Danish free culture activists who created a free beer with an open-source recipe have released a new version of their free beer: Free Beer 3.0 with guarana. Free Beer…”

(Via OpenLife.)

i/o/lab Article - Call 2006

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

My artistfriend Mogens Jacobsen has a seat on the programme committee ofthe i/o/lab art festival in Norway this fall:

i/o/lab » Article - Call 2006: “Article - Call 2006
- a nordic biannual exhibition for unstable and electronic artforms

Call for artistic contributions

i/o/lab and the curatorial team of Article hereby invite you to submit proposals for artistic work and conference talks to be included in Article 2006.

We are interested in productions from areas including but not limited to:

interactive objects
work for mobile devices
video or concepts for broadcast television
internet-based work
installations for public spaces
installations for gallery spaces
public actions
social events
We are primarily interested in completed productions but willgive equal merit to incomplete/suggested work and proposals in the evaluation of applications.”


Reboot 8 almost over

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

370 laptops online at the same time = 75% of the participants were online during most of the talks. Hypertasking?

The last speaker - Euan Semple - wrapped the whole thing up by quoting Dalai Lama - talking about being social, taking care, LOVE.

…who said hippie? And yesterday Patrick Damsted claimed that Reboot was like the DIY punk culture.

Well - I’m sort of a “closet-buddhist” anyway… and a leftover punk.

See you all next year!

Notes on Mark Hunter (INSEAD) from FUJ conference April 2006

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Quick and dirty notes on a session on investigative journalism. Good advice that might work for people in other fields:

Mark Hunter INSEAD

How do I:

- find info on situation/person
- organize it for myself

WHAT am I looking for?
WHY am I looking for it?

If you can’t answer all 3 questions: you’re finished before you start…


Something that provides access to you – not necessarily hard to find

Think of information as a story from the moment you start your research

Take this into account:

- the available facts
- expose and reconcile the contradictions btw. the facts you find and what you know

What are you looking for….: Test a hypothetical story:
- the best info
- facts can be verified
- can be written in 3 sentences….or less!


= any source of information you can freely access – a document, an individual, a database


Create a chronology
- keep track of data
- suggest relationships btw data
- tell what you are looking for next
= you’re making a database!

Always use the same format to mark your info, eg. a date
(date, names, what happened, supporting documents, list of people) In Word, Excel etc.

The chronology helps you to fill out hole = ask the questions that they can’t avoid answering. When you open the doors you become part of their world and they won’t lie to you. Why? Because, why lie to somebody, who knows the truth?

Hunter made a chronology of 250 pages = a book was written in a moment.

Tips:. Bliv ven med en bibliotikar på Cph Bizz School… You have to have a relationship with a librarian!

Make a map of human sources…. circles distributed on paper people, companies etc. With hyperlinks to documents etc. (my idea)

Look for secondary facts = ask someone else.

- Make you hypothesis in 3 sentences; if you can’t – it’s not a story!
- if you can’t tell people what you are doing – they won’t tell you either
- always go through the next open door (don’t follow a list of research slavishly)
- if the facts don’t add up = it’s not a story
- save the moment when you have to confront somebody = you have to be well armed

Good sources:
Sec. Gov – Edgar DB
Investor texts – financial and market analyst reportage
Unions: treaty, newsletters, web
Shareholder activists
European case clearing house:
= bizz case studies – public domain – goes back 40 years

Your two roles:
The candide = stupid questions
The expert = the informed interviewer
- a mix of the two can be good…

INSEAD makes a seminar for journalists every January – non-profit for INSEAD

Jesse James Garrett notes Reboot8

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Notes quick and dirty - lots of misspellings maybe even misunderstandings:

Jesse James Garret Adaptive Path User Experience. Co founder MS, Google, Flicker, BitTorrent, author of The Elements of User Experience

the Ajax Guy

We can’t always know the words people will use
we can’t always know the groups people will prefer

Technique: the card sort - text - sort them in piles - set of things that you think are related - how will you describe this relationsship and label it.

the problem on what tag to use: Jargon, and terms is it Reboot, Reboot 8 or Reboot 2006?

Tagging relies on the good will - to help each other - not undermining the system.

Users have to participate - as a reader you can’t - you have to take part.

The architecture of the system evolves as the use of the system evolves.

Hard to be an architect when you can’t see the end result.

Amazon’s architecture is algoritmic in nature but usergenerated.
amazon knows all about you and your use of amazon - databases

connecting content with users.

usability testing is best by now but not good enough.

Instrumented interfaces is the answer. What if the products that we build tel us about the use of the procuts? Every session becomes a test session.

anatomy of an amazon url

every link on Amazon has a unique tag

every link tagged with a query id

Notes on J. F. Groff Reboot8

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

JF Groff
Quick and dirty - misspellings? YES :-)

WOrked with Tim Berners-Lee at Cern on creating WWW.

Fathers of hypertext:
Ted Nelson coind the word hypertext in 1965

Dr. Vannevar Bush, 1945 - advisor to pres Rosevelt, he imagined docu on microfilm could be linked and retrieved mechanically via clicks.

Paul Otlet, 1903. Belgian professor. Passionate on organisating info, invented librafry index syst. index milions of files and 40.000 photos. The offerede a search service, you could write them in a letter and they would look thourght their files. Too many files = letter back “sorry to many wueries etc”

1989 - Berlin Wall down. Many people had computers but IBM could only talk to IBM, DEC to DEC, Mac to Mac.

a common protocol - the internet protocal. But you do not speak inet protocol when you read a page.

Tim Berners-Lee - a geek or a renaissance man

CERN - a fertile enviroment. Pioners in many areas. Huge computersystems.

1989 - a proposal - Tim had been thinking of hypertext - in 1988 he had written a small system for himself.

THE NEXT - the first easy to use computer, strong. the software most important - fully objectorientated software system.
Tim got a couple of these computers and wrote the code for WWW.

Hypermedia browser/editor - why has this never been built into your browwser? after 15 years.

But you had to have a NEXT computer = very expensive

extremly simple and dumb protocol.

We decided to write software that would show all the glory of WWW. We had no money and no manpower. We decided to do it open source - releasing libwww in august 1991 on the net: write software

Viola: a browser written by a man in Taiwan - java-like.
One day Marc Andresen wrote yet another browser, but it had 2 details that the others did not have:
- user orientated
- for 3 diff syst ( x window, apple mac, ms windows) and a server


Nobody wrote a read/write browser - why? Web 2.0 is a read/write renaissance.

Marc Weber - here filming. The Web History Center.

Doc Searls at Reboot8 notes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Quick and dirty notes - misspellings and maybe hard to understand….

Doc Searls

Markets are conversations but also relationships. + transactions.

relationships are the killer app

we search for sites = THE STATIC WEB

but where do you find the live web?

Technorati comes from the live web
Google comes from the static web

space vs time
looking through billions vs listening to millions

static web about spaces and places
live web is about time and people

on the live web the demand side i supplying itself - slashdot, flickr, boingboing etc

Lee Bryant at Reboot8 notes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Quick and dirty - misspellings and strange notes:


the 1% factor - bullshitters - trolls

scale and common purpose

within companies you don’t get the rubbish on the wikis because everyone knows everyone

who has power and will they share it?
is it dispersed in a network or protected at the center
control of language and tools should rest with participants not the system.

participation btw networkmembers more useful than part in someone else’s system
peopel want to participate cost is lov or benfits high enougth

huge potentil of read-wirte web
power scale purpose and turst inmportant

think in terms of blended solutions that cover a range of interaction modes form low- to high-engagemeent

Bruno Giussani at Reboot8 notes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Bruno Giussani

When a mag marries a mag what color will the baby’s eyers be?

Quick and dirty - misspellings etc:

He is tired of al the talk about new media killing old media.

Example: riots in Paris

l’Hebdo - swizz magasine 200.000 readers. wanted to this story different than other media and the way you do.

THey sent almost everyone in the newsroom to niebourhood in Paris. One at the time. They rented a small studio in the neighborhood. 14 af dem tog derhen og i alt var de der i 16-20 uger.

They wrote articles for the magazine but they were also blogging. 3 months = 250.000 words on the blog.

Skeptisism but also meeting recognition.

They brought back people from the neibourhood Bondy teached them how to write do interviews etc and how to blog - they gave them the tools for the blog and they went back and created their own local newspaper.

Finance? The content is published in a book (what the journalists first wrote) and this book is financing the running of the blog.

other people in other places want to do the same.

there is no old and new media - it’s tools and interaction with readers - they all come together to tell a story.

The 1% factor

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Wikipedia was the 18th most popular destination website on the web in March 2006, with some 25 million visitors that month alone. But the number of people who actually contribute content to Wikipedia is about 1-2 percent of total site visitors.

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The Beta Manifesto

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

10 rules. This is no. 8: beta is evolution. Small gradual changes. Suddenly they may seem like giant leaps.

Read them all and vote.

Tveskov’s personal history of Reboot

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Down memory lane - I was there - and I am still here and I just met Tveskov:

: “ A brief history of Reboot
100% personal and biased. It’s been a blast every single year.

R1 Beginning
What hell is Reboot? Justin Hall kicks off. Carl Steadman. Opasia. Huge gap between US gurus and danish early netrepreneurs. First and last time I ever experienced groupies.

R2 Bizz
OMG this is a ‘real’ industry. Dot-com. Kawasaki sez don’t worry be crappy. Smug americans revisited. Startups. Sunshine. Show-me-the-money.

R3 Bubble
3000 people. Pundits. Rageboy. Limos. Drugs. Money. closes same day as Reboot. also closes down.

R4 Blog
Post-bubble-semi-depression. Personal publishing iz da hot shit. Rushkoff delivers perhaps the most memorable Reboot talk ever, the theme of new rennaiss (can never spell that one) still echoing in this years theme.

R5 Beer
A-little-too-Selforganized a-little-too-open space. Circlejerk conversations. If you open your mind too much, your brain might fall out. Rheingold, Doctorow. Tragedy of the commons indeed. Africa. Peer-to-peer religion.

R6 reBirth
Small cozy crowd. Back to basics, usability. Liveblogging, live documentation to the max. Semantic web. Blogging makes the world go around.

R7 Broad
First ‘European’ Reboot, before R7 the main model was americans-flown-in-to-tell-danes-new-stuff. Now new crowd, new dynamics. Backchannel. Conversations.The highest concentration of 12′ PowerBooks ever recorded in Copenhagen.

R8 Brainy
OK, so now your mom and has a blog, now what? All the shiny and/or revolutionary tools are now free or cheap commodities, now what? The money is creeping back in. Use your brain, Luke.”

(Via t v e s k o v . c o m | b l o g.)

Thomas Friedman on… wait for it… The World is Flat

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Last summer I was amazed by Thomas Friedmans book “The World is Flat”. Unfortunately I haven’t been close to a place, where he gives a speech, but Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has:

Thomas Friedman on… wait for it… The World is Flat: ”

At Castilleja School this morning, listening to Thomas Friedman talking about The World is Flat. (As with all notes, a caveat: this isn’t a perfect transcription, but what I managed to hear, make sense of, and translate into text.)

Until 9/11, Friedman says, he worked on ‘Lexus issues’ versus ‘olive tree issues:’ flying ‘from Silicon Valley to the Bekka Valley,’ as he puts it. The World is Flat got started when Friedman decided to visit call centers around the world, and interview people who spend their days imitating Americans– and providing services to Americans. ‘Somewhere between the Indian entrepreneur who wanted to process my tax return from Bangalore, and the Indian entrepreneur who wanted to read my X-rays from Bangalore, and the Indian entrepreneur who wanted to write my software, and the Indian entrepreneur who wanted to trace my lost luggage from Bangalore,’ he realized that this was a big story.

Came up with The World is Flat in the car on the way from an interview with the head of Infosys. Got a leave after telling his bosses, if he didn’t go write this book, ‘I’m going to write something really stupid in the New York Times. It’s a great way to get a leave.’

We’re living through the third age of globalization.

Globalization 1.0 (1500-1800): Countries globalized in the Age of Discovery through imperialism.

Globalization 2.0 (1800-2000): Companies globalized by expanding to international markets.

Globalization 3.0 (2000-today): Not built around countries or companies; it’s built around individuals. ‘You as individual young women can globalize yourselves.’

[How many times has he given this talk, I wonder?]

Ten flatteners

  1. 11/9/89. The Berlin Wall came down. The PC started becoming a mass-market device. It allowed people ‘to become authors of their own content in digital form,’ which makes that content more fungible, distributable, and sharable.
  2. 8/9/95. Netscape went public, inaugurating both the spread of the Web and triggered the dot-com boom (some parents smile a bit– they were part of that). This prompted $1 trillion in fiber optic cable, a huge overbuilding that ‘accidentally made Moscow, Bangalore, and Castilleja School next door neighbors.’
  3. Mid-1990s. Workflow software and interoperability allowed easier exchange of information, and lowered the barriers to collaboration.
  4. Outsourcing.
  5. Offshoring.
  6. Uploading. The ability of the individual to send personal content anywhere: blogging, open source, podcasting, wikis.
  7. Supply chaining. What Wal-Mart does.
  8. Insourcing. What UPS does: ‘they come into your company, and take over your entire internal logistics operation.’ Toshiba laptops are repaired by UPS people in Louisville, KY, not Toshiba; UPS handles distribution of Nike shoes, Papa John’s supply delivery.
  9. Informing. What Google does– or what people do using Google.
  10. Steroids. Wireless and other technologies that make these other forms of collaboration mobile and more widely distributed.

All ten flatteners started to converge around 2000; at that point, we started seeing network effects and synergies. Going ‘from a world of vertical to horizontal.’ Says it three times. This is as big as Gutenberg. And it’s accelerated by the fact that 3 billion people from India, China, and Russia arrived on the global playing field, just when the flatteners were kicking into high gear. The shift is similar to that in the early 20th century, when the diffusion of electric power in industry forced redesign of factories, workflow, work practices, and managerial standards.

The scale of participation in this world of innovation, consumption, etc., is so vast that ‘anything that can be done will be done.’ It’s no longer ‘finish your dinner, there are people in India starving,’ but ‘finish your homework, there are people in India starving for your jobs.’ The only ones that won’t be up for grabs are ones that are highly specialized (Michael Jordan), or highly localized (the corner baker).

To succeed if you’re not in one of those two, you have to be a great collaborator (have a facility for languages, ability to get live abroad– Infosys got 9,000 internship applications from all over the world); great leverager (can seriously boost productivity); great synthesizer (can think horizontally, creatively); passionate personalizers (do a conventional job really passionately); anything green (’3 billion people want the American dream,’ but if they get it ); great localizer (create local services or places that leverage flatteners); great explainer (like Tom Friedman); or a great adapter (staying ‘one step ahead of the Pac Man’).

What’s the education of the future? It’s like training for the Olympics without knowing what sport you’re competing in. Learning how to learn is critical. High curiosity and passion beat raw intelligence. It’s a right-brain world: computers and cheap labor will beat your left brain.

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(Via IFTF’s Future Now.)

Neil Young To Stream Anti-War CD

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Neil Young To Stream Anti-War CD: “‘Just seven months after the release of Neil Young’s laid-back country/rock record comes it’s complete antithesis: the hard-rocking, furiously politically charged Living With War. Cut in two frenzied weeks at a Los Angeles studio, the album will begin streaming for free on this Friday, before its release through digital retailers on May 2nd. Rolling Stone got its hands on an early copy, and here are some first impressions.’ (Rolling Stone article).”

(Via Disinformation.)

Hej til Onkel Danny

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Nu har jeg stort set ikke blogget i en måneds tid. Og så ender jeg med at være et fucking ekko-kammer en lørdag aften….suk. I forgårs faldt jeg ned i gamle “venner” som Burroughs og Leary. Hvad er mere naturligt end at ende hos Onkel Danny sån’ en nat mellem lørdag og søndag…”jo mere abe jo mindre at tabe/jo mere ko desto mere ro”…. og her kommer lidt mere:

Job at vælge/sjæl at sælge/

Trip at styre/få sin hyre

blandt meget andet jeg har fortrudt/ er det jeg ikke har gjort/ fordi det var forbudt

drømme bliver så hurtigt gamle/ så grå og ækelt vamle

Livet kræver selvironi/det er det bedste/ det selv kan give
Livet kræver selvironi/ellers bliver det hurtigt forbi
Livet kræver selvironi/det ka det li/ det er rå energi

mange timer kan der gå /med i egen pik at flå/mange timer kan man nusse/med sin egen kære kusse”

Og køb så cd’en med DT og Sølvstjernerne hos Karma Music – den er KNÆHØJ KARSE, BRED YMER og TOTALT FED!

The dark side of medical tourism

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

The dark side of medical tourism: ”

The phenomenon of medical tourism– of patients traveling abroad for surgery or other medical procedures– has received a certain amount of attention recently. Most of the stories chronicle how both patients and practitioners are taking advantage of global differences in labor costs: one Thai plastic surgeon returned his home country after decades of practicing in northern California, opened a clinic near a resort– and sees some of the same patients he had in Marin County.

But there’s a dark side to medical tourism, captured in the title of this recent Guardian article:

UK transplant patients go to China for organs from executed prisoners

The British Transplantation Society said that ‘an accumulating body of evidence suggests that the organs of executed prisoners are being removed for transplantation without the prior consent of either the prisoner or their family’.

Thousands of organs are thought to be involved in the lucrative trade, it said. Transplant centres, patients, and the Chinese authorities and judiciary could all be implicated in a breach of human rights….

[E]vidence from doctors who have left China suggests that many patients are travelling for kidney or liver transplants, perhaps in desperation because of the shortages of donor organs in their own country. Most patients came from Japan and Korea and there were quite a few reports of Chinese Americans returning to China for their operation, he said.

Websites of Chinese transplant centres openly tout in English for business from foreigners. Although they do not suggest the organs come from executed prisoners, they offer a fast supply - between a week and a maximum of a month for a kidney transplant. One website declares: ‘Viscera providers can be found immediately!’

There’s something lost in any translation that comes out ‘viscera providers.’

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(Via IFTF’s Future Now.)

Bukowski: Born Into This

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Bukowski: Born Into This: “‘The engaging documentary Born Into This peers beyond the myth of lovably cantankerous counter-culture author-hero Charles Bukowski.

‘‘When you get the shit kicked out of you long enough… you’ll have the tendency to say what you really mean,’ states Charles Bukowski in the engaging new documentary Bukowski: Born Into This. That terse observation hints at the brutality of Bukowski’s childhood, when his father would beat him with a razor strop. It also affords a context in which to view his famously stripped-down, no-nonsense literature, charged with autobiographical detail, an urgent, acerbic world-view and that balls-to-the-wall take on booze, sex, poverty and the daily grind.’ (Greylodge BitTorrent download).”

(Via Disinformation.)

Dave Allen RIP

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Dave Allen RIP: “

Det måtte jo komme.

Tyske katolikker har startet en kamp for at få forbudt den satiriske tegnefilm Popetown, der er, æhm, mindre end respektfuld over for pavestaten. (Se her og her, og begrundelsen her).

I dansk oversættelse forklarer kampagnelederen det troskyldigt sådan:

Efter det, der skete med Muhammed-karikaturerne, troede vi, at der var enighed om, at medierne skulle tage hensyn til de troendes følelser — uanset om de er muslimer, jøder, buddhister eller kristne.

At de ikke helt har fattet mekanikken fremgår dog af, at kampagnen opfordrer til modstand med ‘argumenter, men ikke med vold’. Men undskyld, sådan får man altså ikke respekt hos MSM, og Berlingske bringer da også et stort billede af The Pope himself.

Tja, mon ikke snart det begynder at dæmre for nogle af debattens stridsmænd og -damer, at det ikke er en farbar strategi i kampen for ytringsfriheden at svigte dem, man er politisk uenige med såsom JP, og så tro, at man kan bevare ytringsfriheden for sig selv og dem, man kan li?

Debatten har, som nævnt flere gange, herunder af statsministeren til flere meningsmageres store fortørnelse, trukket nogle interessante fronter op. En af disse brudflader løber ned igennem det befolkningsudsnit, man med lidt godt vilje kan kalde de intellektuelle. Her er en lille hurtig opstilling over nogle af kombattanterne, fortsæt gerne selv:

Mario Vargas Llosa vs. Klaus Rifbjerg

André Glucksman vs. Carsten Jensen

Salman Rushdie vs. Ib Michael

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Mette Winge

Ak ja, da Bob Simons satte sig for at nedgøre Danmark som et provinsielt hul, havde han mere ret, end han selv anede.

Godt at gamle Dave Allen blev forskånet for disse tider.

(Via Punditokraterne.)

Livestream fra Customer Made

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Livestream fra Customer Made: “

Fremragende livestreaming (produceret af digicast) fra Customer Made konferencen, arrangeret af Innovation Lab (hvis direktør Preben Mejer smadrede en robot på Go’ Morgen Danmark i morges).

[Og Classy liveblogger det]
[Og Trine Maria livebloggede det]


Blogging About Blogging LXXXIII

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Heath Row has some good advice:

Blogging About Blogging LXXXIII: “Since I got my new laptop, I’ve fallen out of the habit of keeping up with the blogs and RSS feeds I used to follow regularly. So I just bought NetNewsWire for this machine and spent some time over the last few days subscribing to the feeds for the Fast Company Now blogroll.

To be true, I was surprised how difficult it was to find the feed links for many of the blogs. Very few had auto-discoverable feeds off the blog URL, and while many used orange RSS and XML icons near the top of their pages, many did not — and there were many variations for lower placements. Some had the icons way down low. And some used plain text feed links. Those were especially hard to find.

So, some tips for making your feeds findable:

  • Use RSS icons, not text links.
  • Use the standard orange-style RSS icons.
  • Keep RSS icons near the top. Don’t make people scroll way down low to find your feeds.
  • I’m not sure you need to offer every kind of RSS flavor. Don’t overwhelm or confuse with choices people don’t need.
  • Consider using . I know I don’t — yet. But those seemed to be among the easiest to find and use.
  • Realize that many people don’t know what RSS is yet. I don’t recommend you go as simple as saying ‘Syndicate this feed,’ but consider pairing the traditional icon with auxiliary language like that — or a ‘What is this?’ link.
  • If you do the latter, consider linking to an explanatory page like that offered by FC Now (I wrote this, so I’m biased; it might not be the best) or the What Is Rss? lens in Squidoo.

This is all off the top of my head, so if you have better or additional ideas, be sure to .

[Published while drinking coffee and listening to James Brown at Gorilla Coffee, which seems like my kind of place.]”

(Via Heath Row’s Media Diet.) › Nyheder › Indland › Miljøvenlige biler skal være billigere

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Hallo hallo vågner danske politkere omsider op????? › Nyheder › Indland › Miljøvenlige biler skal være billigere:
“Miljøvenlige biler skal være billigere
22. apr. 2006 22.41 Indland
Et flertal i Folketinget med de Konservative i spidsen anser de danske bilafgifter forældede og vil have lavet det om, så de favoriserer miljøvenlige biler.
Skatteordfører Charlotte Dyremose (K) mener, at afgiften bør beregnes f.eks. ud fra CO2-udslip og vægt.
Det nuværende system gør fabriksnye biler med fokus på sikkerhed eller miljø næsten ubetalelige for mange.
Toyota har måttet opgive at sælge sin hybridbil i Danmark. Den kører 80 pct. længere på literen end en almindelig bil i samme klasse.”


IM = interesting media

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

To understand a teenager. Morten Lund tries…. :-) :

IM = interesting media: “Top IM Uses Among Teens Include:

To chat with family or friends: 92 percent
To gossip: 55 percent
To set up weekend or evening activities: 55 percent
To help or accept homework help from friends: 50 percent
To share photos: 47 percent
To play games with buddies: 46 percent
To flirt: 44 percent
To send celebratory wishes, such as Happy Birthday: 38 percent
To share files: 37 percent
To engage in social networking: 35 percent

Teen Interest in Future Features:

Live streaming television: 39 percent
Music on demand: 39 percent
Video on demand: 30 percent
PC to Phone VoIP calling: 24 percent
Phone to phone VOIP: 15 percent
The survey can be found at

(Via a | a | B | O | O | K - un/officialy Morten Lund.)

Ny gratisavis på jagt efter journalister

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Hvem sagde Dagen?

Ny gratisavis på jagt efter journalister: “Chefredaktøren for Dagsbruns kommende gratisblad vil betale, hvad det koster, for at trække de journalistiske talenter væk fra konkurrenterne. Ifølge en af konkurrenterne, Berlingske Tidende, er den nye islandsk finansierede morgenavis - der endnu ikke har noget navn - på jagt efter journalister. Det har tidligere været nævnt, at de skal hente 100 nye journalister til avisen, der skal være gratis og husstandsomdelt. Og den nye chefredaktør, David Trads, er parat til at betale, hvad der skal til for at få journalisterne.

‘Der er mange dyre, der ikke er ret gode, mens mange billige er enormt gode. Men det er ikke noget, vi ser på. Vi kan sagtens betale de lønninger, der skal til,’ siger David Trads til Børsen. …”

(Via Dagbladet Information.)

Seventeenth episode - Interview with Paul Gerhardt (English)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Bøtter is podcasting from Customermade:

Seventeenth episode - Interview with Paul Gerhardt (English): “

My interviews from CustomerMade will be in English.

Yesterday I attended the CustomerMade conference at the IT-University of Copenhagen, and had the pleasure to have a talk with Paul Gerhardt, Director of the new Creative Archive from BBC.

We had a small chat about how BBC built the Creative Archive, how they want to involve other organizations and Paul’s wishes the rest of Europe would wake up and make similair archives. We also briefly touch upon the record industry, based on a survey (86% danish children thinks it’s OK to copy a movies and music) sent to me by Andreas Johannsen.

Download podcast (9 minutes, 4 MB)

(Via Jacobs podcast.)

Eighteenth episode - Interview with Jeffrey Kalmikoff (English)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Bøtter is podcasting on Customermade:

Eighteenth episode - Interview with Jeffrey Kalmikoff (English): “

My interviews from CustomerMade will be in English.

At the CustomerMade conference yesterday, I spoke with Jeffrey Kalmikoff from skinnyCorp about the social factor in ecommerce. skinnyCorp is probably mostly known for making Threadless, a different t-shirt shop where the users design the shirts and vote on them to choose which ones are going to get printed.

Jeffrey and I talk about the community at Threadless, their new projects such as and their future plans.

Download podcast (16 minutes, 7 MB)

(Via Jacobs podcast.)