Monthly Archives: January 2006

Predictions for 2006

From a comment I posted over at Peter Caputa’s blog:

The Web 2.17 design ethic replaces tiny grey text and big colorful images with tiny grey images and big colorful text. Flickr repurposes itself as a freefont archive.

Yahoo, Google, O’Reilly, and Apple merge into a company briefly named YaGooFoople, then renamed Web 2.0, which manages to acquire Microsoft just before disappearing in a puff of smoke and stock options.

The US Government creates a new RSS Bankruptcy Court to provide citizens relief from crushing attention debt. Options include “Chapter 1.3-NonAttribution” bankruptcy and the more popular “Chapter 1.1-ShareAlike”, which provides debt restructuring across social networks.

Ha. I kill me.

following the north star…s?

A quickie from HubbleSite: astronomers have determined that Polaris (the North Star) “is actually a triple-star system”: with two of the stars so close together that it takes the full power of Hubble to differentiate them.