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The Machine is Us/ing Us, explained

Remember the Web2.0 video that went mainstream a while back – The Machine is us/ing us – a beautifully put together explanation of what it’s all about? Well apparently the guy who put it together – Professor Walsh (a cultural anthropologist, apparently..) was at the Web2.0 Expo, and explained the background to the video. It’s … Read more

Physical world connection

Here’s a question. Has anyone done anything in the museum context with 2d barcodes, semacodes, phone barcode readers…? Nokia is piloting some stuff which is going to help the momentum – barcode readers are now standard on a few of their N series phones. Also Microsoft is sniffing around too. At one point there was … Read more

“it’s entering a crowded market…”

Nice post over on Mashable – Web Startups and the Lying Liars that Lie About Them – 10 “semi-truths” about new sites and the lies blog writers say about them. I particularly like #6: “it needs more work”. Truth: if there was a state before alpha, pre-alpha, and super pre-alpha, this site would be it. … Read more


In the spirit of just fooling around with some ideas (something I’m rather better at than real work), I’ve added a section called experiments as a place to start to capture some of the things I’ve built/half built/thought about building. There’s a whole load yet to go on but for now, have a look at … Read more

Museum lab

I just came across www.museumlab.org. In fact, now I look at the picture of one of the editors, I’m pretty sure we met at Mweb…will have to dig out my cards. Actually, that reminds me of an idea I had once about business card cataloguing. Strikes me that you spend conferences having interesting conversations with … Read more

“Hi honey, I’m home”

So. Back from the annual Museums and the Web conference, having spent a week chewing the e-cud with a bunch of like (and not so like) minded people. Saw lots of interesting talks, but as usual the time spent just hanging out with others is the bit which really gets the juices flowing. But there … Read more

Museums and the Web – day three

Mild hangover. Couldn’t get to the demos – woke late and then had some emails and other stuff to do. But got down in time to see Silvia talking about bookmarking. Very interesting stuff – lots of people trying various things, and obviously of great interest to me with my mobile bookmarking site stufflinker. She … Read more

Museums and the Web – day two

So. Day 2. Still on UK time, but the coffee seemed to help.. This morning we did a Birds of a Feather breakfast. I’ll admit I’ve never actually managed to get to one of these before but, hey, I’d been up since about 5 so what the hell.. We set up a table on museums and … Read more

Museums and the Web – day one

Oooh. So, here I am in San Francisco. 11 hours sitting in the same seat. A taxi ride. A hotel. Bumped into Ross on the plane which was cool, and did about an hour and a half of museum/e-stuff talking en route. That killed some time (and probably a few of the passengers near us..).   … Read more