This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
• This starts off a bit off the usual topic for this page, but worth a mention since probably everyone reading this is probably familiar with Google. Dave Winer, in Google don't blink, writes about the recent acquistion of Pyra Labs, the blogging service behind the page you're currently reading.
"Google is a good search engine and blogging tool. We don't know how they will connect them yet. I bet they don't either."
While I'm a relative neophyte in the world of weblogs, I do have some familiarity with the history of hypertext, having authored the first usable hypertext text tool for Apple's Hypercard environment back in the day. Ted Nelson's original view of what became the web was one of ubiquitous annotation of original documents and two-way linking, accumulating into both deeper and broader views of the topic in question. The combination of Google's effective search, with weblogged "annotation" and comment, plus "trackback" technology feels to this observer like something that has the potential of Nelson's Xanadu, although his feature of copyright control and micropayments is still a bit away.
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