Adam Curry on Media 2.0. Of course I agree with Adam that what we’re doing goes a long way beyond helping people find stuff. Media is moving onto the Internet, faster now that there are decent network-connected playback devices. I believe that we are still in the early stages of this move, and don’t agree with the premise that one can survey the marketplace today and credibly declare any part of it future-less. There are larger shifts in play, shifts that will be played out over the course of many years to come. The discussion thread Adam responds to centers on the obvious stuff, today’s low-hanging fruit. Those guys aren’t paying attention. Which frankly I don’t mind 😉
On the bookshelf: Alameda postcards. I’m reading about the history of the island with interest. It turns out we had major amusement park called Neptune Beach at Central and Webster, which had its heyday in the 1920s and declined during the Great Depression. Today the location is home to a shopping plaza and condominiums.
Idle Words: “From the outside, the Alameda facility looks like any other industrial building.” 😉
Twitter developer Alex Payne on Rails scalability: “Once you hit a certain threshold of traffic, either you need to strip out all the costly neat stuff that Rails does for you (RJS, ActiveRecord, ActiveSupport, etc.) or move the slow parts of your application out of Rails, or both.” DHH responds. Pilgrim has some fun at DHH’s expense.
Philip Greenspun is in Cape Town where he attended the Digital Freedom Expo.
MarketWatch: “On Friday, the IAB released letters in which the group demanded that comScore and Nielsen participate in an audit conducted by the Media Ratings Council.”
NYT: “The Perils of Being Suddenly Rich”