• draft of FoT ‘Addressing & ViewSpecs’ Session at Doug@50 Introduction

    I missed the 1968 demo since I was only 6 months old at the time. pointing However, as I now see in my beautiful baby boy Edgar, I was already way on my way to working on one of the most fundamental aspects of human-world-interaction: Pointing. As I see in my beautiful baby boy Edgar, it doesn’t take long after entering this world to start to look at things and then to point at them as a means of establishing a link to what ones attention is focused on. This is natural, this arises out of our evolution. We are not separate from our environment, we are intrinsically tied to…

  • What Sucks about Blogging

    We had the inaugural meeting of the jrnl project yesterday and we decided to write a blog post each of what sucks about blogging, with hopefully some useful issues coming out of that for us to work to improve. We could of course also list suggested improvements in the process. View Flexibility For me the single biggest issue is the lack of view flexibility. Even such a simple thing as viewing all the posts by a specific set of people in one timeline is only possible if they are on the same blog, it’s not possible cross-domains. Also, something as simple as saying I want to see all the paragraphs…