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the microcontent client

An excellent article from Anil from nearly a year ago:

The microcontent client is an extensible desktop application based around standard Internet protocols that leverages existing web technologies to find, navigate, collect, and author chunks of content for consumption by either the microcontent browser or a standard web browser. The primary advantage of the microcontent client over existing Internet technologies is that it will enable the sharing of meme-sized chunks of information using a consistent set of navigation, user interface, storage, and networking technologies. In short, a better user interface for task-based activities, and a more powerful system for reading, searching, annotating, reviewing, and other information-based activities on the Internet.
Hm. Sounds familiar... :-)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 2, 2003 at 11:32 AM

typepad's featureset


Maybe it's the clean, elegant design of the page, but the featureset of Typepad is quite something to look at, particularly lists features (e.g., ISBN lookup, FOAF...). It even has "post scheduling" which I assume (hope?) means that you can schedule a post to happen later, just like I wanted (although I'm a little confused about "scheduling" a post for the past as the feature mentions). Hopefully some of these features will end up appearing in MovableType itself, or in the upcoming MovableType Pro.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 2, 2003 at 11:22 AM

identity != me

Joi on how identities are different than people. What can I say except: I agree with those concepts completely--and I think that the concept of identities should actually be one of the pivots of all our digital interactions, rather than some kind of useful add-on (not that Joi implied that it was an add-on, but sometimes they are discussed in ways that don't fully reflect their impact). In clevercactus, for example, you can define identities for different activities, which are "expressed" through synchronization devices that are currently email and weblog subscriptions. But this is just the beginning. We are extending this idea to other realms--real time sharing to begin with, and others down the road. Stay tuned.

Categories: clevercactus
Posted by diego on August 2, 2003 at 12:07 AM

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