Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Podcasting and the iPod

I just installed the newest iTunes (v4.9), with the newest iPod firmware. With those two pieces of software in place, I now have a well integrated tool for following podcasts. podcast bookmarks

What to Try Next: Audible does Podcasts - the complete guide (and HOW TO)

Blogger Features

Mobile Blogging:
Blogger Help : On the Go with Blogger Mobile

Blogger Help : What other ways to post pictures are available?

Friday, June 24, 2005

The Logan

How to do design a car that everyone can afford and everyone wants.
Renault's tony Champs Elys�es dealership has sold 40 Logans since the car's June 9 debut. The waiting list stretches into November.
It reminds me of an automotive Target or Costco. Or perhaps the original Volkswagen Beetle?

Got 5,000 Euros? Need A New Car?
Online Extra: The Making of the Logan

Monday, June 20, 2005

Friday, June 17, 2005

Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out - New York Times

Interesting piece by one of my favorite writers, Neal Stephenson. His concluding paragraphs are quoted below:

Scientists and technologists have the same uneasy status in our society as the Jedi in the Galactic Republic. They are scorned by the cultural left and the cultural right, and young people avoid science and math classes in hordes. The tedious particulars of keeping ourselves alive, comfortable and free are being taken offline to countries where people are happy to sweat the details, as long as we have some foreign exchange left to send their way. Nothing is more seductive than to think that we, like the Jedi, could be masters of the most advanced technologies while living simple lives: to have a geek standard of living and spend our copious leisure time vegging out.

If the "Star Wars" movies are remembered a century from now, it'll be because they are such exact parables for this state of affairs. Young people in other countries will watch them in classrooms as an answer to the question: Whatever became of that big rich country that used to buy the stuff we make? The answer: It went the way of the old Republic.

Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out - New York Times