May 26, 2005
interesting take on yahoo! music business model from om malik (linked). the hypothetical scenario he describes - while not a slam-dunk - would seem to be almost inevitable. this may well force the content industry towards the new business model they have been stymied to define themselves. cool. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog � The Yahoo Music Business Model
May 25, 2005
May 18, 2005
May 14, 2005
well, i missed the boy's game to make brogan's (the boys won 3-2 with cullen and luke both making the scoreboard), but man, what a game she had. second week running that she's hat-tricked. won 4-0 today and 7-1 last week. it's fun watching them finally coming together as a team, both on the field and off. it was at about this age that morgan's team truly began to gel (which recollection brings some melancholy). and yet, unlike morgan's team - which stuck together in the rec league until they hit about age 13 (at which point they graduated to the select league and from two-years-running undefeated to virtually winless for the next two) - it looks like brogan's team may well disolve at the end of this season with the more talented rising to select and the balance, well, i'm not sure... kinda bitter-sweet. on the one hand, it's great to see brogan and others rising to the next level and realizing their talent. on the other, there's something socially leveling about playing in the rec league - as said before, it's great to see the team come together, talented and less so, as peers and as friends. next chapter in life, i guess - just wish it didn't have to be so soon. (there's that melancholy bleeding through again)...
May 09, 2005
pretty slick new take on the search engine. grokker. try it out a couple of times and you realize that the groupings feel almost natural. at least in my case, it felt as if the results were grouped the way i would have thought to group them - almost as if the process/outcome were, again, more naturally intuitive than your average yahoo!, google, lycos, dogpile, etc. search. maybe it's just the graphic representation. notably, if you use too broad a search string the results can be a bit intimidating, even overwhelming - but i s'pose that's really no different than would be the case with a traditional search engine/tool - 'cept in this case, again, it's graphic. in any event, with time, this could catch on.