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Posts from ‘December, 2007’

Happy New Year

I’m in Japan, where it’s turned 2008. Best wishes to all for the happiest of new years.

Utility in Google's Mobile Maps

In Phoenix last week we used Google’s Mobile Maps on the Nokia N95 for a variety of tasks, and found the application to be a huge value. The software looks for the nearest mobile tower (or GPS location if you’ve turned on the GPS function), and when you search for a type of business — […]

Happy Holidays

Best wishes to all…

Deans in Fantasy Land

Jeff Jarvis ably deconstructs a NYT op-ed in which: A herd of journalism-school deans wrote a predictable but also naive and possibly dangerous — and certainly not strategically forward-thinking — attack on media cross-ownership and the FCC’s loosening of its rules in today’s Times op-ed page. They do mean well, and they are not off […]

Light Posting Schedule Ahead…

We’re in the middle of moving, so don’t expect a lot of activity here for a few days at the least.

Needed: Regulation to Prevent Journalists-Turned-Professors from Embarrassing Themselves

It’s hard to know where to begin in responding to David Hazinski’s “Unfettered ‘citizen journalism’ too risky,” an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he calls for regulation of citizen journalism: Supporters of “citizen journalism” argue it provides independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media don’t provide. While it has its place, the reality […]

Movable Type Goes Open Source

It’s the smart move: Movable Type is now open source. This will make life a little more complicated for WordPress, but that’s all to the good. Movable Type has some features WordPress still doesn’t have, but WordPress has developer community that is truly thriving and innovating. The competition will be good for both companies, and […]

GK3: Social Entrepreneurship

I’m at Malaysia at GK3, the 3rd Global Knowledge Conference, in a session where young “social entrepreneurs” are pitching their ideas to a panel of experts in finance and investing. The products and services aren’t necessarily about media, but they all are using information technology as an integral part of what they do. Social entrepreneurship […]

Confirming a Lie

I want to come full circle on a posting last July, when a London newspaper, commenting on the likely move of a senior News Corp. editor to the Wall Street Journal should — as has happened — Rupert Murdoch’s company buy Dow Jones. The paper wrote: Robert Thomson, the present editor of The (London) Times, […]

Travel: 3rd Global Knowledge Conference

Heading later today to Malysia for the 3rd Global Knowledge Conference, where I’m a speaker.