Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Brandon Titus is using SdiDesk to outline Project Bluesnake.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Ross Mayfield on the wikiHow story.

wikiHow to Open Content
Danny Ayers is looking for a business model to fund his life of RDF and personal knowledge management research.

Danny has a range of interests very similar to mine. (He even has some software that really wants to be SdiDesk ;-) And which was written long before I got started.)

At the same time, some of his intuitions are diametrically opposite to my own. I would never have written SdiDesk in Java, and I'm pretty sceptical about the Semantic Web as a whole.

Nevertheless, good luck to Danny on this. It's always inspiring to see people chasing their dreams, particularly of a life of independent software R&D. And I look forward to seeing what he comes up with.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

LifeHacker has a story that speaks to one of my fantasies.

Now we're getting cheap digital cameras and camera-phones, I'd like some really good software which could let me take photos of diagrams, scrawled on a piece of paper, and turn them into something useful. I want something really smart. Which can figure out the basic topology of a diagram viewed from any angle, and would then allow the user to quickly hint it into shape.