Month: June 2005

How Java saved Africa

stumbled across this report from the JavaOne conf a couple of seconds ago: But did Nokia’s decision a decade ago to adopt Java technology just force Pres. Bush change his mind about the amount of U.S. aid to Africa? Here’s Gage’s tale, presented at Sun’s JavaOne developer conference Wednesday: Social cause fighter and rocker Bono, …

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Links on Corporate Blogging

I’m kind of collecting advice on corporate blogging (with no particular goal in mind). A couple of background links I’ve found useful: The Corporate Weblog Manifesto by Scobleizer (update March 2018: removed link due to malware warning) Ten Tips For A Better Weblog Onlinejournalismus.de Ãœber-blogger Scoble also provides advice how to react to negative comments. …

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The Writing Process

Found this article on writing at kottke.org: Poynter Online – Writing Tool #50: The Writing Process The article describes the steps required to produce great writing: Sniff around Explore ideas Collect evidence Find a focus Select the best stuff Recognize an order Write a draft Revise and clarify

Podcast with Meg Hourihan, Blogger Co-Founder

currently listening to Halley’s interview with Meg Hourihan: download the podcast here I’d forgotten about the Segway parody at 0sil8.com [update June 9] quote from her Tuft profile: Companies like Google advertise for employees with computer science degree, but as Hourihan herself points out, “On paper I don’t qualify for what their requirements are, and …

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The BBC Asks…

What’s it like to live in Africa? here’s an interesting view from a Ghanaian living in the Netherlands: My view is that political independence is meaningless until it is linked with economic independence. I think the best place to grow up in this world is in Africa and the worse place too because of the …

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