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Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 21:37:56 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2003 Tim Lauer

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 21:37:55 GMT

test posting...

Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:17:33 GMT

Mobiles 'let you control your life'. Mobile phones are used by people to decide how and when they communicate with the rest of the world, say researchers. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

Book Blog Begins

Fri, 14 Feb 2003 07:35:04 GMT

Joe Luft has his students using Moveable Type to post book reviews....

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 07:21:29 GMT

New Palm OS SmartPhone Kyocera 7135. I4U Feb 10 2003 4:20AM ET [Moreover - moreover...] This one looks pretty interesting...

Fri, 31 Jan 2003 04:03:16 GMT

Technology of the Year: Publish/Subscribe. A new breed of middleware vendors brought pub/sub messaging down to the desktop. With Kenamea and KnowNow, you can subscribe a spreadsheet cell to a topic that's managed out in the cloud. An event published to that topic -- such as an inventory update -- automatically updates the spreadsheet. It's true that you could do this kind of thing a decade ago, using NetDDE (Network Dynamic Data Exchange) on your Windows for Workgroups LAN. But pub/sub at Internet scale is far more compelling. [Full story at] ... [Jon's Radio]

Thu, 30 Jan 2003 20:41:31 GMT

New Yorkers Take Half the Slots in Finals of Top Science Contest. Half of the 40 finalists named in the national Intel Science Talent Search were from New York State. By Jennifer Medina. [New York Times: Education]

Thu, 30 Jan 2003 18:44:02 GMT

The DigiCam Chronicles: Sound Is Half the Picture. You can add pro-quality voiceovers to your digital imagery with just a few simple tools and Mac OS X. Derrick Story shows you how to easily record and edit QuickTime audio. [O'Reilly Network Articles]

Wed, 01 Jan 2003 16:46:07 GMT

Tonight I watched the film ET with my seven year old daughter and five year old son. I first saw this film in 1982 in Eugene, Oregon. My parents had come out for my graduation and we all went to the movie. Mom was impressed that this was one of the few movies that my Dad did not fall asleep during. At the time i had finished school and was working the night shift at the Metropol Bakery making french bread. During the early morning part of the shift, just before I got off work, I would listen to NPR's Morning Edition. That morning their film reviewer reviewed ET. I remember listening to the review and thinking how much I wanted to see this movie. The part that got to me was when the critic said that at one point, Speilberg plucked the heartstrings with a two by four. Is funny, but that expression has stayed with me since. Tonight I sat down with Margarita and Fernando and watched a movie, but more importantly watched them connect with a movie that has special meaning to me. Watching them entranced by the film and watching them jump and get excited at all the same parts that I first did.

Tue, 12 Nov 2002 18:26:09 GMT

Wireless educational networks. Wireless vs. Hard-Wired Network Use in Education - Sylvia Charp. Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are increasingly being used in education, with nearly two-thirds of institutions currently using WLANs in school districts. Its market share was about $500 million in the 2001-2002 school year and will be about $800 million for the 2002-2003 school year. [Educational Technology] [Handheld Instructional Technology]

Tue, 12 Nov 2002 18:15:16 GMT

O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, 2003. (image) I'm thrilled that we've finally announced the 2003 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, to be held April 22-23, 2003 in Santa Clara, CA.

Last year was incredible, both in terms of building and being at the conference. I had a program committee without equal. The framing of the conference as a place to discover and share emerging technologies and trends worked beautifully. The presentations and tutorials were top notch. The attendees' diversity of interests and excitement at all being in one place at one time to share those interests created quite a buzz. Those who didn't make it were kicking themselves sideways, both on and offline.

This year looks to be as or more exciting. I'll once again be chairing the program and have a round table of fabulous committee members. We're gathering proposals for talks and totirials in the following areas: Rich Internet Applications, Social Software, Untethered, Biological Models of Computing, Digital Rights, Hardware, and Business Models.

To those of you considering putting in a proposal, I look forward to hearing what you have in mind. To those who look forward to attending, I can't wait myself! [raelity bytes]

Wed, 06 Nov 2002 23:31:09 GMT

Mark Nottingham. Re: Low Story Volume RSS Feeds [syndication]

Sun, 03 Nov 2002 15:47:19 GMT

Sprint confirms upcoming entry into hot spot business: The latest of the cellular telephone companies confirms that they'll be getting their feet wet. This makes three of the top six U.S. firms. Alan Reiter reported on this from an airline convention several days ago, and Sprint has now confirmed it separately.

[80211b News]

Sun, 20 Oct 2002 17:47:24 GMT

Alphasmart Dana Palm OS laptop.

AlphaSmart Dana Palm OS Laptop Available Now [Palminfocenter]

(image) AlphaSmart has unveiled Dana, a portable device larger than a handheld and less expensive than a laptop, intended for students. Powered by Palm OS 4.1, Dana includes a full-size, integrated keyboard and a 560 by 160 pixel touch screen that is roughly 7.5 by 2.25 inches. It has 8 MB of memory and two SD/MMC slots. It costs $399 and is available now from the .

(To find this on the Palm Store, you must enter 1209839 into the search for Products box on the left hand menu. I could not find a direct link.)

The backlit, monochrome screen is 3.5 times wider than what's on the typical Palm OS handheld. The screen image can be rotated horizontally and vertically, 90 degrees so it is both a 160 by 560 and 560 by 160 pixel screen. HandEra helped AlphaSmart develop this larger screen.

It comes with a rechargeable battery and an AC adapter. It can also run off three AA batteries. AlphaSmart rates the battery at 30 hours, off of a single charge.

Dana weighs two pounds. It is 12.4 inches wide, 9.3 inches deep and 1.9 inches thick. It is made of strong ABS polycarbonate plastic and has been designed to survive being mistreated. It has an infrared port and two USB ones and can be HotSynced like any other Palm OS model.

[Handheld Instructional Technology]