This month’s issue of CACM (Volume 47, Issue 12), arguably the highest impact Computer Science research publication has a series of articles on blogging.
I keep telling people about this story by PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column, that I might as well link it in. Talk about your buzzword convergence, we’ve got WiFi, a TiVo killer- MythTV, community, sharing, VoIP, PBX, and copyright! Though mostly you’ve got a motivated geek.
From Philip K Dick to a distrubted processing screensaver, the electric sheep screen-saver, seems to combine part grid network technology with “the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet”. Whatever, but the graphics are quite something.