I fell into my mission by accident — it certainly seemed like an accident that Wikipedia took off as successfully as it did. It might have been what we wanted and planned for, but that it did take off was as much a surprise to me as anyone. Anyway, Wikipedia’s success led to a discovery about myself, that — at least when it comes to Internet projects — more than anything, I want to develop communities in which people come together to improve the world’s knowledge. I started building online groups on a smaller scale in the mid-1990s, with academic discussion groups. Such groups are actually how Jimmy Wales (the other co-founder of Wikipedia) and I got to know each other. I still very much believe in the ideal of collecting “the sum total of human knowledge.” That is, I think, a very worthwhile mission. But I also believe we can do much better than Wikipedia. I’m a philosopher at heart, though I haven’t taught … [Read more...] about Wikipedia co-founder’s 8,000-word essay on how to build a better Wikipedia
Hopes for the future essay
For the most part, gifts for geeks sort of suck. You have the ThinkGeek product machine pumping out one-size-fits-all gifts, and then a lot of items of poor or uninspiring quality. And no, I don't need another pair of Star Trek socks.This gift guide is for the more refined shopper, someone hoping to get something for a friend that will elicit a bona fide "wow" rather than another trinket tucked away in the closet. So let's dig in. A Chris Foss Art Print BUY NOW$90-$500For the sci-fi geek with an art history degreeTo put it simply, Chris Foss is the artist who created the look of sci-fi. His work graces the covers of some of the genre's greatest novelists, including Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K. Dick. Foss also did concept art for Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune, which sadly was never made, but the Jodorowsky would go on to say that Foss "was a true angel, a being as real and as unreal as his spaceships."But the best part is that Foss' work is incredibly badass and would … [Read more...] about The Gift Guide for the Sophisticated Geek
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 0 1. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009) Wow the president gets basically anything he wants. This is just a guess but I think that RIM worked with NSA so Obama could keep his Blackberry for advertising purposes. I mean of course you want the most known person and business man in the U.S. to be using your product. I just hope he doesn't lose it. posted on 24 Apr 2009, 06:06 0 2. att_agent (Posts: 96; Member since: 26 Feb 2009) oh wow just want to vent here.....anyone notice during the election he rolled up his sleeves all the time to "show" he is goin to be "hands on" , it was a nice image well, it won him the election that and his smile......... now theres no more rolled sleeves, oh ya and the bank crisis not getting better evan with bailouts the banks still desided to give themselves huge bonuses . and people are worried about his phone? theres a drop off here , a dropoff. please leav a comment , post your opinion its your right … [Read more...] about Comments for : President receives special version of BlackBerry 8830 World Edition?
posted on 07 Jun 2016, 06:29 8 1. sebbellic01 (Posts: 284; Member since: 03 May 2016) The tablet/phone combo is a great idea, just needs to be executed in the right way posted on 07 Jun 2016, 06:40 3 5. neela_akaash (Posts: 1235; Member since: 05 Aug 2014) IMO, any mechanical component should not be used in a smartphone.... it reduces the longevity of the product. posted on 07 Jun 2016, 08:11 1 20. buccob (Posts: 2841; Member since: 19 Jun 2012) it depends on how well is engineered and the life cycle meant to last... 37. cncrim (Posts: 1052; Member since: 15 Aug 2011) Yep, like you're said PMP is seating doing nothing and most today phone you have is getting use daily...... posted on 07 Jun 2016, 08:19 1 21. sgodsell (Posts: 5810; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) If they can make a phone physical only 4" with the display, plus the display could fold out to 6.5", and it works flawlessly. Then why not. It would be great to have something small and … [Read more...] about Comments for : Do you think foldable smartphones are the future? Could they replace current phones?
posted on 06 Sep 2016, 20:30 1 1. JC557 (Posts: 1870; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) I saw quite a few tourists and residents buying iPhone 6s and SEs at the Apple Store yesterday despite the fact that the new iPhone will be announced tomorrow and shipping the week after. posted on 06 Sep 2016, 20:48 3 13. meanestgenius (Posts: 17849; Member since: 28 May 2014) There a a few people that feel that new iPhones don't offer enough new features to warrant paying extra for them, so they're going for the 6s and se models. I would personally go for the latest model, but average consumers are more cost conscious and aren't aware of, or don't really care about incremental updates to features. posted on 06 Sep 2016, 22:09 1 22. JC557 (Posts: 1870; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) That's the thing though, the prices aren't cheaper with the iPhone announcement being on the same week. Hell, Best Buy only lowered the price of the 64GB iPhone 6s for a couple of days only to bring it back … [Read more...] about Comments for : The Apple iPhone 6s is the top selling smartphone in the world and in the U.S.