Talking Dirty for the Blind

Porn meets audiobooks in this latest mashup: Porn for the Blind, a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Mass., was established for the sole purpose of making the millions of free porn clips available online accessible to people with visual impairments.

Two Interesting Articles from the World of Publishing

The first is from The New York Times: Why Blog?  Reason No. 92: Book Deal – A copywriter starts a blog in January called Stuff White People Like and scarcely 3 months later Random House drops $300K (!!!!) to purchase the rights to the author’s first book. The second is from Springwise, a site that….

Stunning photos from last NASA mission

From the granddaughter who works at NASA of a friend of friend of a friend: http://www.texasjim.com/NASApix/NASA%20pix.htm

Let Computers Compute. It’s the Age of the Right Brain

The following article in The New York Times reminds me of those days back in grade school where we’d be given a math test and asked to solve everything by hand when a calculator would slice the time necessary in half (or thirds, or fourths!) to complete the task.   But now that computers can emulate….

2 marketing articles of interest

The first: Every Click You Make: Internet Providers Quietly Test Expanded Tracking of Web Use to Target Advertising – this is an article from the Washington Post about ISP-targeting companies.  I’ve been following these companies closely as I think they potentially represent a really interesting future for targeting.  Any ad network or publisher will only….

Flip Video vs. High-end Rig

At YouTube’s Videocracy event over a month ago, they gave out ‘party favors’ in the form of a YouTube branded Flip Video, made by Pure Digital Technologies (sidebar: a friend of mine is at a VC shop who invested in PureDigital a number of years ago).  It sat in its faux velvet bag for about….

Ideablob & Launchbox

Ideablob is a pretty interesting site, brought to you by Advanta (the bank).  It is a place to submit ideas (inventions, new product lines, etc.) to potentially win $10K (contest expires 3/31) to help them grow, and adds a social layer wherein visitors can vote on ideas they like, and there is an advisory panel….

Interesting Semantic Web article from The Times Online (London)

“The semantic web is the term used by the computer and internet industry to describe the next phase of the web’s development, and essentially involves building web-based connectivity into any piece of data — not just a web page — so that it can “communicate” with other information. Whereas the existing web is a collection….

Skywalker Last Supper Painting Made With 69,550 Star Wars Frames

Pretty cool (link here). The algorithm used to assemble the mosaic came out of Matlab, from the The Mathworks, one of our (Underscore’s) clients.

The Digital Curator

I read this very interesting post today by Steve Rubel on the organization of information in our digital age.  I love the fact that he used the term Digital Renaissance in the 21st century…the first domain I ever purchased was domain digitalrenaissance.com in 1996 and now I may finally have a way to put it….