Monday, February 25, 2008

Marley enjoys sipping at the Colonel's

Ok, it was a special occasion, an afternoon with Daddy. Of course we had to stop at the Colonel's to keep tabs on the triumverate (the secret oligarchy mike myers alluded to in So... I Married an Axe Murderer). Anyway, he's the oldest and growing up too fast.

Zander is happy and he knows it

Zander is happy and he knows it
Originally uploaded by kangham
Here's my youngest at the park on a cool, blustery day. Unfortunately, we lost that orange jacket.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hardware as a Service

This is a concept I've been noodling on while reading Bruce Sterling's Shaping Things.
He describes the current transition of our produced world from one of gizmos to one of spimes. His assertion that gizmos represent the period between 1989 and 2004, where we purchased products that had a relatively short lifespan of utility. How many cellphones have you bought in your lifetime? Why did you replace them? It is not hard to argue that humanity needs to work at sustainable technology. The epoch of spimes starts at 2004 with the transition to RFID. Now, at first, I was concerned about the privacy losses and exploitation that this technology enables. But, Mr. Sterling has seemed to embrace its inevibility and suggest that we utilize its tracking capabilities to create devices that not only determine space but also time (thus the word invention). I am fully committed to helping make this dream into our reality. Design products to be reclaimed as their usefulness wanes, hence, hardware as a service.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Expanding my Twitterverse
So, now that Twitter is having problems keeping up with the massive updates, I'm beginning to understand that the critical mass they are building is inevitable. Sadly, after handing over my gmail goodies, I had less than 20 hits. Clearly, my last two years of communique does not contain the Twitterverse. But, how do you go about adding more followers? I thought the Public Timeline seemed as good as place as any to follow interesting tweets. Also, the ratio seems to be more friendly and conducive to social network relationship-building.