Flash, UI, and football fans check out “Inside the Playbook” at NYTimes

The NYTimes uses Flash to produce analysis of each match-up in the NFL playoffs and a fun game to predict winners. Here is one example of upcoming game analysis: Inside the Playbook: Philadelphia at Minnesota Here is the predict the winner game: Inside the Playbook Challenge And go Eagles!

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Doc Searls: “What if the roles we play are not to pass along substances called ‘data or ‘information’ but rather to feed hungry minds?”

Doc Searls: Beyond mediation: We are all media now, right? That’s what we, the mediating, tell ourselves. (Or some of us, anyway.) But what if that’s not how we feel about it? What if the roles we play are not to pass along substances called “data” or “information” but rather to feed hungry minds? That’s […]

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“Who Says Java Programmers Don’t Have A Sense Of Humor?”

The Onion: Nate Orenstam: Who Says Java Programmers Don’t Have A Sense Of Humor?: About an hour later, while Tim was using the “facilities,” I went in and changed the classpath on his computer, resulting in a confounding stream of ClassNotFoundExceptions. It took poor Tim a couple of minutes to figure out what the heck […]

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Newspapers, news organizations, and social media in transition

This much is clear – by the end of 2009, there will be many fewer newspapers publishing in America. Some attribute the fall of newspapers to: Willful ignorance on the part of those working at the papers. – Clay Shirky Corporate greed and shortsighted management. – John Morton The journalists themselves, for being too slow, […]

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Porn and Music are the canaries in a coal mine

While it can be argued that the attention economy has hurt the pornography and music industries the most over the past few years, I’d turn that around and say they are both spheres where real innovation can be found. Two cases in point: Andrew Chen: Freemium business model case study: AdultFriendFinder ARPU, churn, and conversion […]

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The car of the future is here, but will it matter?

LATimes: – – 52 mpg and the darkness before dawn: On a test drive of a – – last week in West L.A. traffic, I managed, without much trouble, to get 52 mpg in mixed city-highway driving. Wait, so, has somebody invented the car of the future and didn’t tell us? I’ve dashed out the […]

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A stimulus plan that sounds worthy of real discussion

David Sassoon: Transition Team Weighing Blockbuster Housing and Stimulus Proposal: The automobile industry was revolutionized with the invention of the hybrid engine that could capture and store energy that would otherwise go up in smoke. Now, there’s a counterpart invention for the housing market that extracts the energy wasted by buildings, and uses it to […]

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