All posts from
May 2005

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

“Throughout thirteen succinct but thought-provoking chapters, Kuhn argues that science is not a steady, cumulative acquisition of knowledge. Instead, science is ‘a series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions’ [Nicholas Wade, writing for Science], which he described as ‘the tradition-shattering complements to the tradition-bound activity of normal science.’ After such revolutions, ‘one conceptual world view is replaced by another.'” (Thomas Kuhn) – courtesy of anne galloway


“It is just a name. It is just a game. It is fun to use the board to lay out the Blogosphere Ecosystem. It helps me to think and learn about blogging culture by transforming the original game into this version. I had to think about which company and enterprise to choose and set up first on the board. The space is limited, so I picked well known names in blogging industry. Besides the private properties, there are two public utilities — the water works and the electric company. (…) There is not much difference for me transforming the game than writing a poem, using similes, metaphors and symbols.” – (littleoslo) courtesy of thomas garrood

Mobile Web Initiative

Making Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy and convenient as Web access from a desktop device – “World Wide Web technologies have become the key enablers for access to the Internet through desktop and notebook computing platforms. Web technologies have the potential to play the same role for Internet access from mobile devices. However, today, mobile Web access suffers from interoperability and usability problems that make the Web difficult to use for most mobile phone subscribers. W3C’s ‘Mobile Web Initiative’ (W3C MWI) proposes to address these issues through a concerted effort of key players in the mobile production chain, including authoring tool vendors, content providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile operators.” (W3C)