October 17th, 2012
Bruno Grande at App Storm:
“In essence, instead of one entity having control over a medium like Twitter, a standard is made, allowing any person or company to implement the medium, which remains interoperable.”
Today at Viddler HQ, around the new handmade, reclaimed pine Viddler table, the lot of us were discussing App.net, Tent.io, Twitter and the state of social networking. It really is an interesting time.
Today I said, if Tent.io existed in 2003 I wonder if Twitter would exist in its current form. In reality, micro-blogging is coming back around to be little more than blogging with a few added social features. Tent.io standardizes this “protocol” like SMTP and POP did for email.
For an excellent and thorough discussion of this look no further than John Siracusa’s Hypercritical Episode 88. You might consider Huffduffing it like I did.
I’m not going to bet for or against App.net winning or losing against something like Tent.io. I actually happen to like App.net quite a bit. And, App.net could easily implement the standard. I’m also not betting for or against Tent.io. But something will come along to disrupt the control that Twitter and Facebook have over the social graph.
August 16th, 2012
I’ve resigned myself to accepting that what the film was at the time of its creation is what it always should be for future generations.
I think Steven learned a little something from his friend George’s mistakes. Steven is, however, all for restoring his older films into higher quality formats as he’s currently working on Raiders of the Lost Ark being released on IMAX and Jaws being digitally remastered for Blu-ray.
/via John Siracusa on Twitter.
January 27th, 2010
On the cusp of an announcement from Apple later this afternoon (or morning if you’re in San Francisco where the event is taking place) I thought I’d roundup my favorite posts about the Apple Tablet up until today.
That is really about it. We’ll see how all of this stacks up in about 4 hours and 10 minutes.
September 1st, 2009
The only review of the latest version of Mac OS X you’ll ever need to read, John Siracusa’s review of Snow Leopard.