Thursday, January 19, 2006

Great Articles on Cybernetics

I am amazed at what is now being accomplished with technology. Before we focused on faster and smaller. We appear to be reaching our limit of Moore's Law but has it really? Technology won't be focused on faster and smaller but integration of it into our lives.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/brain.html

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.11/bolero_pr.html

Paperless Books?

Epaper looks great on paper but I hope someone can package it together to make the paperless book/audio player. Wouldn't it be great to have a cylinder that is 6-7" long and about an inch in diameter that will unroll to about 6" wide giving a screen that is 6"x6". This cylinder would contain a rechargable battery, wireless card, memory card slot, a headphone jack and some buttons for navigation control. Download the latest ebook or MP3 into the memory card and enjoy your favorite book and listen to your tunes at the same time. Maybe integrate it with Palm OS or Pocket PC and get an intelligent device with a larger but foldable display. While your at it, why not add a cell phone.

I'm not asking for much am I?

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69839,00.html

VOIP Phone in a USB Key

This is a great idea to fit a VOIP phone into the form factor of a USB key. Combine this with a service like Vonage and your home phone can fit in your pocket. I wonder when they will put a camera and 802.11g on USB key and you have a portable video conference device.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/19/iocell_phone_drive/

Geocaching post 9/11

What a sad state our world is in when a game can be confused as a terrorist attack.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/01/17/geocaching.prosecution.ap/index.html?section=cnn_tech

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Related Sites and Info for Steven Downes Session

http://www.downes.ca Steven Downe's Webpage
http://www.downes.ca/dwiki/?id=Samples Some additional sites

WCSD Personal Blogsites
http://meatloafer.blogspot.com - Rainer
http://carbon4.blogspot.com - Gary
http://integrationgeneration.blogspot.com - George
http://tlamundson.blogspot.com
http://albertacenter.blogspot.com - Bruce

Links
http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=4
http://user.tninet.se/~jyc891w/software/nexcal/main_dhtml_int.html Math Expression Calculator freeware

Blogging Links

http://www.blogger.com Blogging site
If you type http://wcsdtechie.blogspot.com/atom.xml This will send you to your RSS feed.
http://www.livejournal.com Another personal blogging site.
http://www.typepad.com Blogging site
http://edublogs.org Free Blog for Educational Professionals
http://wordpress.org Blogging freeware in PHP, requires MySQL
http://drupal.org Content Management software in PHP
http://ourmedia.org Multimedia storage site (uses Drupal software)
http://creativecommons.org Copyright conditions for your media.
http://creativecommons.org/find/ Search engine for Creative commons licensed media.
http://creativecommons.org/audio Copyright conditions for your audio media.
http://www.flickr.com Blogging site for photographs. You can create a list of friends to allow permission for accessing photos. Can be used to post student art.
http://www.bloglines.com/ Aggregator of blogs through RSS feeds.
http://www.technorati.com Harvests Blogs
http://www.blogdex.net/ Harvests Blogs and ranks sites by how many sites link to the blog.
http://www.popdex.com/ Website popularity index
http://feedster.com/ Website popularity and blog popularity index
http://www.ebn.weblogger.com Educational Bloggers Network
http://www.weblogg-ed.com Eductaional Blogging Site
http://www.educause.edu Educational Resource site.
http://www.elizabethfullerton.com Sample Educational Blog Site
http://plowe91.bravejournal.com Sample Teacher Blog Site
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees Sample Teacher Blog - Secret Life of Bees


Wiki Links
http://www.wikipedia.org Free encyclopedia created and maintained by the public.
http://www.answers.com
http://www.writely.com Web based word editor that can used for collaboritive efforts.
http://www.jot.com Wiki hosting site

Podcasting Links

http://www.podcast.net Podcast indexing site.
http://www.ipodder.org Podcasting software that reads RSS files and pre-caches MP3s to store on your IPOD.
http://www.bobsprankle.com/blog Classroom/Education Podcast
http://www.odeo.com Podcast creation through the browser or phone.
http://radio3.cbc.ca CBC Radio podcast
http://music.podshow.com Podsafe music network
http://www.podscope.com Site that index audio blogs.
http://www.podzinger.com Site that indexes audio blogs.
http://www.podcastsforteachers.org Podcasts for teachers.
http://edtechposse.ca Educational Resource - Used an IRiver to podcast the Skype conference
http://www.skype.com Free Audio/Video Conferencing

http://del.icio.us Favorites stored online - provides RSS feed. Bookmarks are tagged/categorized. Social bookmarking. Bookmarklets.
http://furl.net Personal Web Files
http://www.orkut.com Social Networks
http://myspace.com Social Networks
http://www.friendster.com Social Networks
http://www.nexopia.com Social Networks
http://www.linkedin.com Social Networks for Professionals
http://www.lulu.com Self-publishing website
http://yadis.org Internet Identification System - Yet Antoher Decenteralized Identity Interoperability System
http://www.nctm.org Math Resources
http://illuminations.nctm.org Math Resources
http://nlvm.usu.edu Math Resources
http://www.livemath.com/ Math Resources

We are Blog, Resistance is Futile

I've been injected with the nanites and I am now a blog.