Google+ The World 2 Come: April 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

Audio of the Day: The World In 2006

Keywords: 2006, The Economist

- the world's biggest economies
- the future of the oil market
- America under George Bush
- health
- China's leaders
- video-gaming
- Japan
- India
- priorities for world development
- George Bush
- Arab democracy
- redefining old age
- man and the countryside
- India's emerging market
- hedge funds
Source: The Economist

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Audio of the Day: Open Source

Keywords: open source

"Open Source is a conversation, four times a week on the radio and any time you like on the blog. We designed the show to invert the traditional relationship between broadcast and the web: we aren’t a public radio show with a web community, we’re a web community that produces a daily hour of radio."
Source: Open Source
[via Economist]

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Video of the Day: Titanic 2 Preview

Keywords: Leonardo DiCaprio

"okay, no i did not make this, and yes this is not real, these are combinations of previous DiCaprio's movies."
Source: YouTube
[via Technorati]

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Video of the Day: WEF World Economic Forum

Keywords: World Economic Forum

- The Future of Europe in the World
- Muslim Societies in the Modern World
- Can a Ball Change the World: The Role of Sports in Development?
- Respecting, Crossing and Shifting Boundaries?
- Human Rights: Reduced to Charity?
- Breaking the Glass Ceiling: More Women in Top Positions
- US Freedom and Democracy Agenda
- Next Steps for Africa
- China Goes Global
- A New Mindset for the UN
- What Is at Stake in Iraq?
- The Big Debate: Setting the Business Agenda
- Ancient Wisdom on Modern Questions
- Special Address by Pervez Musharraf
- Opening Address by Angela Merkel
- Special Address by Zeng Peiyan
- A Conversation with William J. Clinton
- Water: Property or Human Right?
- The Future of US Leadership
- Does Global Tax Competition Increase Poverty?
- The New Comparative Advantages
- Guiding Principles and Values for US Policies
- A Take on Tehran
- Are Researchers Moving Limits without Being Noticed?
- Finding Balance in the Global Economy
- A Trade Compromise, for Now?
- Labour Migration: How Far Is Too Far?
- Digital 2.0: Powering a Creative Economy
Source: WEF World Economic Forum - Google Video

World Economic Forum
"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests."

World Economic Forum - Loic Le Meur
Davos Diary - Foreign Policy

See also:
Audio of the Day: Google's Sergey Brin at the World Economic Forum in Davos - The World 2 Come

Monday, April 17, 2006

Blog of the Day: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Keywords: Leonardo Da Vinci

"I want to read the Notebooks, but there are 1,565 pages and I have too much else to read.

At a page a day it would take a little over four years, but be manageable.

Fortunately Project Gutenberg (who make freely available online out-of-copyright books) has created a text version of the Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. You can download it. It lacks the illustrations of the original, but it's Good Enough.

Using this site, I can read one page a day using my RSS News Reader. Find an RSS News Reader. I started at page 1 on May 30th, 2004. I'm now on page 688. You can either read along with me, or start reading at page 1 today."
Source: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
[via Diaries of A Lady of Quality]

Leonardo Da Vinci -
Leonardo Da Vinci - MIT OCW

Leonardo Da Vinci - MySpace

Friday, April 14, 2006

Book of the Week: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon

Keywords: ancient Rome, Roman Empire, decline of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon, military history of ancient Rome, Byzantine Empire

"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the Eighteenth Century, was written by the English historian, Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through five printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volume II was printed in 1781, and the final one in 1788. The original volumes were not published together, but as quartos, a common publishing practice.

The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behavior and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation on why the Roman Empire fell."
Source: Wikipedia

Why did Rome collapse? - All Empires
The Forum -
The Roman Empire - MySpace
Roma Victor! - MySpace
Byzantine Empire and Related Histories - MySpace

The Roman Empire
Mediterranean, Greece & Rome - All Empires
Rome - MIT OCW
Roman Empire -

12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire -

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Video of the Day: Computer History Museum

Keywords: Computer History Museum

- An Evening with Steve Wozniak
- Music Meets The Computer
- When Computers Were Human
- How Computer Storage Became a Modern Business
- A Human Story of Computer Animation
- Then and Now: Computer Graphics in Games
- The History of Computer Chess: An AI Perspective
- Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond
- Odysseys in Technology
- The Macintosh Marketing Story: Fact and Fiction, 20 Years Later
- Lessons from Game Design
- Inktomi's Wild Ride: A Personal View of the Internet Bubble
- Pioneering the Laptop: Engineering the GRiD Compass
- The 40th Anniversary of Moore's Law with Gordon Moore and Carver Mead
- Tim O'Reilly on "Watching the Alpha Geeks"
- My Life on the Wireless Frontier
- Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science
- The Rise of Silicon Valley: From Shockley Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor
- Ubiquitous Open Source: What Does It Mean for the Software Industry?
- The Mars Exploration Rover Project - How Spirit and Opportunity Got to Mars
- How Databases Changed the World
- Distributed Computing Economics
- The PalmPilot Story
- Pioneers of Venture Capital
- From Gutenberg to Galaxy: Accessing Cultural Assets Online
- Future of Software Development Series
- Documents, Data and People: World Wide Webs
- Jurassic Software: A Look Back at the Beginnings of Consumer Software
- The Impact of Future Technology on Society
- Information Security--Before, During, and After Public-Key Cryptography
- It's the Media, Stupid!
- Steve Case in Conversation with Walt Mossberg
- Adobe Systems-The Founders' Perspective
- We the Media
- Are you Agile or Are You Fragile?
- Innovation is Nothing New: 100-Odd Years of Venture Capital Wisdom
- Unwinnable Wars: Personal Persepctives on Technology Leadership
Source: Computer History Museum - Google Video

The Computer History Museum
"The Computer History Museum is the world's largest and most significant history museum for preserving and presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. Come and discover how computing became the amplifier for our minds and changed the way we work, live and play. We hope your visit will be educational and entertaining, and that the legacy of these innovations will inspire you and many others for generations to come."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

8,000 Feeds

Keywords: RSS, web feed, news aggregator

8,000 RSS feeds in my Bloglines account! Topics: anime, artificial intelligence, audio, aviation, biotech, Blogger, blogosphere, blogs, blogs - Africa, blogs - Asia, blogs - Australia, blogs - Canada, blogs - China, blogs - Europe, blogs - favourite, blogs - India, blogs - Latin America, blogs - Middle East, blogs - popular, blogs - Russia, blogs - USA, blogs - world, bookmarks, books, Bulgaria, business, cars, CEO, CIO/CTO, communications, communities, competitive intelligence, consultant, corporate blogs, culture, design, developer, downloads, economics, education, energy, entertainment, entrepreneur, events, fashion, finance, food, fun, future, geeks, Google Groups, government, hardware, health, history, ideas, innovation, international affairs, IT, jobs, knowledge management, law, library, lifestyle, LiveJournal, magazines, management, marketing, media, mobile life, moblogs, movies, MSN Spaces, multimedia, music, my blogs/links, MySpace, nanotech, net, neurotech, news, openBC, outsourcing, people, personal technology, politics, real estate, reference, research, science, scifi, search, security, shopping, Silicon Valley, society, software, space, sport, tech news, technology, telecom, travel,, TV, TypePad, venture capital, video, virtual worlds, weird, WordPress, world, world - Asia, world - Europe, world - Middle East, world - Russia, world - USA, Yahoo groups, zeitgeist.

What's new?
1. 500 new RSS feeds. Highlights:
The Business Innovation Insider
Business Model Design Blog

2. New categories: Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, MySpace, MSN Spaces, Google Groups and WordPress.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Audio of the Day: Richard Florida and The Rise of the Creative Class

Keywords: Richard Florida

"Market value in the knowledge economy is driven by creative energy in the workforce. In his groundbreaking 2002 bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class, prize-winning economist Dr. Richard Florida profiled the characteristics of creative knowledge workers, and introduced strategies for attracting and leading them successfully. With The Flight of the Creative Class, Florida addresses global competition and what countries and corporations must do to thrive in the knowledge economy. Called a 'national cultural guru,' by the Boston Globe, Florida has become a leader in the international debate about the causes and consequences of economic growth, as well as an important thought leader for organizations worldwide."

Richard Florida - Flickr

See also:
Richard Florida - The Rise of the Creative Class - IT Conversations

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Audio of the Day: PodLeaders

"Tom Raftery is a podcaster, blogger and web marketing expert. Tom's Thought Leaders podcasts have been amazingly successful and Tom's interviewees have included Vint Cerf, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington, Steve Rubel, Shel Israel, et al."
Source: PodLeaders
[via David Sifry]

Audio of the Day: RSA Lectures

Keywords: Royal Society of Arts

"The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce - commonly known as the RSA - was founded in 1754 by William Shipley, a painter and social activist, on a manifesto 'to embolden enterprise, enlarge science, refine arts, improve our manufactures and extend our commerce'.

Today the RSA's work is framed by five manifesto challenges that reflect the original mission in 21st-century terms. These challenges are delivered through a portfolio of projects and a lecture programme consisting of over 100 events every year. It remains an independent, non-aligned, multi-disciplinary body, supported by 25,000 Fellows and registered as a charity in England and Wales.

Primarily based in London, the Society also has a number of regional Fellowship groups around the UK and across the world."
Source: RSA
[via scale|free]

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Audio of the Day: The Education Podcast Network

Keywords: education, learning

"The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Most of the producers of these programs are educators, who have found an avenue through which they can share their knowledge, insights, and passions for teaching and learning and for the stories that they relish and teach. The directory will grow as more people come forward with their stories and ideas, and we hope that you will start to share your ideas with the larger education community by producing your own program."
Source: The Education Podcast Network
[via Communities Dominate Brands]

TECH TALK: Let's Build a Business: 2. Education - Emergic

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Audio of the Day: Napoleon 1O1

Keywords: Napoleon

"Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Why have more books been written about this man than anyone else in history apart from perhaps Jesus Christ? And why are so many people around the world fascinated with his story? Was he a tyrant? Was he, as Chateaubriand said, ‘mightiest breath of life which ever animated human clay’?

This podcast intends to provide two opinions on those questions while stepping you through the life of this very complex and divisive man.

'NAPOLEON 101' is intended to be a structured podcast lasting 15 episodes, each covering a particular period of Napoleon’s life and career."
Source: The Podcast Network

Napoleon Bonaparte -
Napoleon - MIT OCW

War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy - The University of Adelaide Library

Saturday, April 01, 2006