11 | Groundwork | Four Observations: Memory

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Note: The five posts entitled “Groundwork” were originally written in 2009. See here. . We hear a lot about Moore’s Law and the doubling of processing capacity, but storage-density’s growth makes the pace of processor improvements look glacial. Cory Doctorow Tracking the astounding pace of digital storage figure 23: Memory of exchanges in a traditional […]

08 | Groundwork | Four Observations: Proximity

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Note: The five posts entitled “Groundwork” were originally written in 2009. See here. . The Internet is a place. It is a weird place in which proximity is determined by interest, rather than a space in which interests are kept apart by distances. It is a place in which nearness defeats distance. David Weinberger The […]

04 | It All Started With The ComCom Principle

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Internet allowed a new flow of communication springing from the consumer toward the media. It was a key turning point in the media-consumer relationship: with the personal computer and the Internet, suddenly we are all connected. And each of our users (readers, viewers, consumers) is connected to our media, to our ad, to our […]

01 | Analysis Of The Context Changes: Transition

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

So, let’s lay the groundwork as fast as possible with the help of a few diagrams to build a common visual vocabulary from concepts we are all familiar with. Note: for the sake of speed, I am recycling diagrams from different presentations. Apologies for the inconsistencies. I’ll replace them later with cleaner ones. Graphical conventions: […]