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On the Google weblog there is a little widget for finding out what Google’s AdSense program would place by the way of relevent advertising on your site.
The BBC doesn’t carry advertising, but if to supplement the licence-income it makes, it decided to take the 50c click-thru bounty from Google’s adwords, then it would have a pleasant surprise.
Google thinks the most relevant ads for the BBC’s website are for BBC merchandising…
This just in this morning from the BBC News Online tech crew:
“Yesterday afternoon [we] pulled the big red lever to make the CPS start publishing RSS versions of all the NewsOnline indexes on the website.
and for all of you going away to Glastonbury next weekend, Summer Music Festivals 2003
in the UK Edition
And similarly in the World Edition,
The more ambitious of you out there should be able to work out the URL’s of any index you want.“
I love those guys.
Brad DeLong, on his charting the evolution of American corporations:
…neat, clean theories… are only partial and incomplete because they do great violence to historical reality and ignore complexity, contingency, just dumb luck, and sheer chance.
He could be talking about designing user interfaces.
Ecotone is a wiki for collaborative writing about “place”:
“The Ecotone wiki is intended as a portal for those who are interested in learning and writing about place. It came about as a meeting spot for a number of webloggers who write extensively about place in their own blogs and were wishing to work more collaboratively, as well as raise awareness to this genre of weblogs.”
Fascinating also to find the term ecotone means “A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.”
“Of course there is no Hadid to be found yet in Britain apart from the woman herself and her colleagues in a converted school in Clerkenwell. She won the competition for the Cardiff Bay opera house years ago, only to be stymied by the forces of English conservatism and Welsh parochialism, a deadly combination.”
King’s Lead Hat is my I-Ching:
“The weapon’s ready (ready Freddy) the guns purr - The satellite distorts
his voice to a slur
He gives orders (finger pie) which no-one hears – The king’s hat fits
over their ears
He takes his mannequin (tram line) cold turpentine – He tries to dial out 999999999
He dials reception (moving finger): he’s all alone – He’s just a figment
on the telephone!
At least perhaps it was.
I’d always thought it was: “He’s just a figment of the telephone”; which popped into my head when I read this piece on “digital self-fashioning”.
James Spahr can see the formally- attired digital simian lurking and plotting in all things silicon.