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Newsweek: Life Isn't Just as You Want It? Remix It!  The weirdness bar was set pretty high at last week's Emerging Technology Conference (ETech) in San Diego. Even so, a lot of the techie presenters cleared it with room to spare.  [Newsweek]

PCMag: Google Open-Sources Code  Google Inc. introduced a developer Web site called Google Code during a presentation here Thursday at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. As part of the launch, it has contributed source code from four software development libraries and tools to the open-source community.  [PCMag.com]

Nature: Reference Revolution  Inspired by the power of the web, Jimmy Wales co-founded the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in early 2001. News@nature.com's Roxanne Khamsi caught up with Wales at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference in San Diego.  [Nature]

InformationWeek: Amazon's A9 Breaks Search Barriers  Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday introduced OpenSearch, a collection of technologies that allow content providers to syndicate search results from their own search engines. In a presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, Bezos said the product enables content aggregators like Amazon subsidiary A9.com Inc. to display those search results.   [InformationWeek]

Nature: Utensils Divulge Dinner Date's Feelings  Although it may never reach the market, a new type of dating tool could give inspiration to the romantically challenged. By attaching electrodes to regular eating utensils, inventor James Larsson has created knives and forks that can pick up on whether the person across the table feels uncomfortable or pleased.   [Nature]

Technology Review: Is It Possible to Be Too Connected?  Perhaps you shouldn't be reading the TR blog. Or at least, not solely this blog. Why not? As James Surowiecki--New Yorker writer, Technology Review contributor, and author of the recent book The Wisdom of Crowds--pointed out today at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, it may be possible to be excessively hooked into the buzz, zeitgeist, or groupthink around a certain topic.  [MIT Technology Review]

This is huge for educational podcasting: Odeo  Yesterday, at Etech, I saw a presentation by Evan Williams of Odeo. Who is Evan Williams... out weighs the bad. I think we should be all over this. This is the kind of thing I went to Etech to see!   [Edupodder Weblog]

ZDNet: ETech summary  This morning's opening keynote presenter was Larry Lessig, a natural at a conference about remixing. Larry gives an amazing presentation--very entertaining and informative.   [ZDNet]

O'Reilly Network: ETech Day 4 - Life Hacks and the Brain for Designers  Day 4 of ETech was just as energetic and caffeinated as the previous three days. As much as I love ETech, I am really looking forward to getting a full nights sleep when the conference is over. On day 4 I attended presentations that focused on human aspects -- both from the personal perspective as well as the perspective of the people for whom we create web pages/user interfaces.  [O'Reilly Weblogs]

New York Times: As File Sharing Nears High Court, Net Specialists Worry  As the bitter debate over computer file sharing heads toward the Supreme Court, the pro-technology camp is growing increasingly anxious.  [New York Times]

eWeek: Yahoo Project Builds Market Around Search Popularity  Yahoo Inc. unveiled a project called the Tech Buzz Game during a research labs presentation Tuesday at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference here.  [eWeek]

ZDNet: Phishing concerns taint legitimate email  Increasingly, people are regarding legitimate transactional e-mails from companies as fraudulent, not just mistaking phishing e-mails as real, according to Jonathan Oliver from MailFrontier. He spoke at Etech this afternoon about phishing attacks and social engineering.  [ZDNet]

MAKE: ODEO Podcast Service  Blogger.com founder Evan Williams from ODEO gave a preview of the podcast recording, hosting and publishing service. Users will be able to play audio from any page (from the source location via Macromedia Flash) use tags, subscribe, add to queues, share queues, post comments, download for iTunes, WinMedia, etc.   [MAKE Magazine Weblog]

O'Reilly Network: ETech - Maker's Fair  The Maker's Fair at ETech was similar to a classic science fair -- but with much more geek appeal and... a beer in hand.   [O'Reilly Weblogs]

Boing Boing: ETECH Notes - Life Hacks Live!  Here are my notes from Danny O'Brien and Merlin Mann's Life Hacks Live, at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.   [Boing Boing]

Boing Boing: HOWTO make a VC pitch in PowerPoint  Courtesy of Marc Hedlund's Emerging Tech talk, VC Funding for Geeks; or, How to Get Your Technology to Emerge the VC Way: a fantastic article on how to create effective PowerPoint venture capital pitches, written by a VC who's sat through too many made ones.  [Boing Boing]

BusinessWeek: The Digitization of Making Stuff  Now that we've digitized communications and computing, says Neil Gershenfeld, who heads MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, we're about to digitize the process of making physical things.  [BusinessWeek Online]

BetaNews: Amazon Calls for Open Search Results  At the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego on Tuesday, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos introduced a new initiative to standardize search results. The goal, says Bezos, is to bring together thousands of specialized search engines using an open format that can be easily syndicated.  [BetaNews]

PC World: Polish Your Crystal Ball -- Yahoo's New Tech Buzz Game  Yahoo Research Labs has announced a new Tech Buzz Game, which Yahoo announced at this week's Emerging Technologies Conference in San Diego (and developed in conjunction with O'Reilly Media). It lets you try your technology-prognostication chops against geeks all over the world. Pick the hots from the nots, and win valuable prizes!  [PC World]

O'Reilly Network: Remix Begins at the Breakfast Table  Danny Hillis, co-chairman and CTO of Applied Minds, Inc, told the opening day audience of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference that the remix theme often begins at the breakfast table. At Applied Minds, Inc, Hillis and his partner Bran Ferron mix technologies, design, and science.   [O'Reilly Network]

ZDNet: Wikis in Schools  Wikis have made their way into the classroom at Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Students working on writing projects are accessing their teacher's wiki location from their Safari bookmark toolbar on their Macs via Apple's Rendezvous.   [ZDNet]

BusinessWeek: Get Ready for Spag  Heard at the Emerging Technology conference, the possible birth of a new word: spag. That would be what folks at a meeting on tagging think will happen before long: spammers will latch onto the emerging practice of tagging descriptive words onto web site links, photos, songs, and other stuff on the web.  [BusinessWeek Online]

ZDNet: Atoms and Bits Assemble at Etech  Neil Gershenfeld opened the third day at Etech with a talk about the digitization of fabrication and how it will revolutionize the world the same way the personal computer has already done.  [ZDNet]

BusinessWeek: Creating Software Without Software  Will we all be programmers before long? That's the upshot of a presentation today at the Emerging Technology conference by Adam Gross, director of product marketing at Salesforce.com.  [BusinessWeek Online]

Corante: Wikipedia and the Future of Social Computing  An impressionistic transcript of Jimmy Wales' talk at Etech on Wikipedia and the Future of Social Computing.  [Corante Many-to-Many]

Corante: Folksonomies at Etech  A transcript from a talk with Clay, Stewart, Joshua, and Jimmy.  [Corante Many-to-Many]

O'Reilly Network: From the Labs -- ETech 2005  On the opening day of O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference, attendees got a preview of projects that may or may not ever be released as full scale products from Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google.   [O'Reilly Network]

Boing Boing: ETech Notes -- Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess  Here are my notes from Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess, a conversation between Clay Shirky, Stewart "Flickr" Butterfield, Joshua "Delicious" Schachter, and Jimmy "Wikipedia" Wales at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.   [Boing Boing]

O'Reilly Network: Remix -- ETech 2005  Program chair Rael Dornfest kicked off the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2005 by introducing this year's theme: remix. The key point is that everything changes when customers customize.   [O'Reilly Network]

Boing Boing: Cory's Talk from ETech -- All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites  I've just given my speech at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego. The talk was called All Complex Ecoystems Have Parasites (a line I nicked from my friend Kathryn Myronuk). As with last year's talk, I've dedicated this one to the public domain and put it online.  [Boing Boing]

MAKE: How to Make (Almost) Anything  Live from Etech: Neil Gershenfeld runs the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. Neil talked about personal fabrication (machines making machines) and how these concepts may change how developed and developing countries create things.   [MAKE Magazine Weblog]

Technology Review: Yahoo, O'Reilly Hope to Harness "Wisdom of Crowds"  The notion that crowds possess a collective intelligence not available to individuals is hot these days, thanks in part to books like James Surowiecki's "The Wisdom of Crowds." At the O'Reilly ETech conference in San Diego this morning, O'Reilly's Rael Dornfest and Gary William Flake of Yahoo Research Labs announced a collaboration that draws on this concept in an effort to predict technology trends.  [MIT Technology Review]

O'Reilly Network: ETech Day 2 -- Reinventing Radio: Enriching Broadcast with Social Software  I thought radio was dead, but now the hackers from the BBC show us that there is life in radio and that radio may actually be a re-emerging technology.   [O'Reilly Weblogs]

Technology Review: Jeff Bezos Unveils "Vertical Search"  The theme of this year's gathering is "Remix," and the morning speakers described and demonstrated a passel of web technologies that show how standards like XML and RSS are enabling new, often user-developed functions that marry services such as searching, photo sharing, and mapping.  [MIT Technology Review]

eWeek: A9.com Opens Search to Syndication  During a presentation on Tuesday at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos introduced a new feature for A9.com that lets other search engines syndicate their search services to the site.  [eWeek]

Guardian: Dyson Is a Big Hit at ETech  Very odd when you travel thousands of miles to learn about new technologies and end up applauding someone who's theme was what John von Neumann did in the 1940s. Still, George Dyson gave a fantastic talk about the father of modern computing, and about Kurt Goedel, who had an office above his at Princeton.  [Guardian Unlimited]

Dare Obasanjo: ETech 2005 Trip Report -- The App Is the API  These are my notes on the The App is the API: Building and Surviving Remixable Applications by Mike Shaver.   [Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life]

ZDNet: A9 Syndicates Search  At the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference today, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos introduced A9's OpenSearch, which he hopes will to do for search what RSS has done for content.  [ZDNet]

ZDNet: Applied Minds Remixing at Etech  This morning at ETech, Danny Hillis blew minds with a taste of the consulting and design work done at his current venture, Applied Minds.   [ZDNet]

Joho the Blog: ETech Coverage  Four guys from the BBC are talking about radio. They say it's a popular medium. It's growing. In fact, in terms of the hours per week people spend listening to it, radio is at an all time high. It is, they say, a re-emerging tech.   [Joho the Blog]

seanbonner: ETech Coverage  I've heard the word Taxonomy just shy of 90 bazillion times today.  [seanbonnerdotcom]

MAKE: Yahoo Tech Buzz Game  Live from Etech: Yahoo Research launched the "Tech Buzz Game". Aggregating over population weighted by performance, turning markets into predictors.  [MAKE Magazine Weblog]

O'Reilly Network: ETech Day 2 - High Order Bits, Remixing Applications  ETech kicks into high gear with a barrage of short and powerful high order bits talks. Today I'll ponder the ETech theme of Remix while looking at Flickr and Firefox.   [O'Reilly Weblogs]

O'Reilly Network: Encouraging Engagement on the Web  Gavin Bell and Mark Simpkins will present a session on Public Documents as Weblogs. In this article, Gavin looks at what publishers and authors can do to encourage their audiences to engage in the conversations happening on their blogs, and how his talkeuro project presents a potential model for effective reader commenting and analysis.   [O'Reilly Network]

MAKE: Endangered Gizmos  Live from Etech: The folks from the EFF showcased many of the gadgets and gizmos that might get crushed (or have) by copyrights, the DMCA, Hollings Bill, Induce act...   [MAKE Magazine Weblog]

Nature: Auto hackers aim to go mainstream  Damien Stolarz drives an automobile from the 1950s. But that hasn't stopped him from adding high-tech tools, including a web camera and computer screen, next to the wheel of his car.  [Nature]

BusinessWeek: Searching for Jeff Bezos  For years, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has attended O'Reilly & Associates' Emerging Technologies conference for fun, but today he played demo god for the overflow audience in San Diego.  [BusinessWeek Online]

Boing Boing: ETECH Notes - Von Neumann's Universe  Here are my notes from George Dyson's talk from the 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Tech conference, called "Von Neumann's Universe." Dyson's father, Freeman Dyson, was a contemporary of Einstein, Godel, Von Neumman and all.   [Boing Boing]

All Things Distributed: OpenSearch at A9  Jeff Bezos is on stage at ETech right now where he is introducing OpenSearch to the world. OpenSearch is developed by the folks at A9 to facilitate the innovation of vertical search.  [All Things Distributed]

Searchblog: A9 Launches "Open Search" - Vertical Search, Syndicated  Last night at Etech Udi Manber gave me a sneak peek at what Bezos announced this morning - A9's "OpenSearch." A9 has always been more of a "remixable" search engine - with many columns on the right hand side that let you hack your search interface - you can create columns of image, reference, web, and many other types of searches.  [John Battelle's Searchblog]

Silicon Valley Watcher: Live from Etech Archives  Silicon Valley Watcher's archive page of blog updates from ETech.  [Silicon Valley Watcher]

ZDNet: Alpha Geeks and Design Patterns  Rael Dornfest and Tim O'Reilly opened the Emerging Technology Conference with discussion about what "alpha geeks" can run with and get their hands on, and small things loosely joined (credit to David Weinberger).   [ZDNet]

Boing Boing: ETech Notes -- Rules for Remixing  Rael Dornfest has just wrapped up the opening keynote called Rules for Remixing, a high-intesity fifteen minutes on how technologies can be designed to encourage hacking and remixing and reuse. Here are my impressionistic notes from his talk.  [Boing Boing]

O'Reilly Network: The Aggressive Automator Goes to ETech  I've spent a lot of time learning the shortcuts of my OS, applications, shell, and editor. Inefficiencies bug me. Now when I go to conferences and the person beside me or in front of me takes the long way around something, I shudder. What should I do?  [O'Reilly Weblogs]

PodcastNetwork: ETech Interacts  If there is one conference that should know how to provide a fantastic interactive experience, even for those not at the event, itís ETech, or OíReillyís Emerging Technology, which started yesterday. They havenít let us geeks down either.  [ThePodcastNetwork]

O'Reilly Network: ETech Day 1 -- Hack Sci-Fi Features into Your Car  The ETech tutorial "Hack Sci-Fi Features into Your Car" demonstrated some really simple solutions for adding a car computer to both new and old cars. With simple off-the-shelf solutions, it is possible to hack together innovative computer installations for just about any car.   [O'Reilly Weblogs]

ZDNet: Report from ETech -- Atom and Car Hacking  I'm in San Diego at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference this week. Today I went to a tutorial on RSS and Atom by Ben Hammersley. While Ben's talk was very interesting, the really cool thing I saw this afternoon was a couple of cars that had been hacked to contain full-blown computer systems.  [ZDNet]

Kokogiac: Web Services Mashup Resources  A list of resources referred to in the Web Services Mashup tutorial this morning at ETech.  [Kokogiak]

Boing Boing: ETech -- Em3rg1ng l0ft BOF and Cocktails   Danny O'Brien sez, "We're running a little shanty town on the edge on the Emerging Tech conference in San Diego this week. No mid-con party this year (too many cool O'Reilly evening activities), but we're sneaking in a free cocktail hour this evening for those who arrived early."  [boingboing]

Weblogs, Inc: Blogging ETech  Weblogs, Inc. has set up this page of blogs covering the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.  [bloggingetech.com]

Technology Research: Emerging Technology Conference  Technology Research's page of ETech-related blogs.  [Technology Research]

O'Reilly Network: The Builders of Basecamp  Marc Hedlund spoke with Jason Fried, president of 37signals (the company that makes Basecamp and Ta-da Lists), about its history and products and about Ruby on Rails, the open source web application framework spun out of Basecamp's development. Check out Jason's presentation, Lessons Learned While Building Basecamp, at ETech.   [O'Reilly Network]

O'Reilly Network: An Interview with Cory Doctorow  Cory Doctorow fits the old adage: "Need something done? Ask a busy person." The European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a co-editor of Boing Boing, and a renowned science fiction writer, Cory is also on tap to speak at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference. In this interview, Cory talks about his latest book and his work as a science fiction writer.  [O'Reilly Network]

O'Reilly Network: Remixing Culture with Lawrence Lessig  What do you get when you mix P2P, inexpensive digital input devices, open source software, easy editing tools, and reasonably affordable bandwidth? Potentially, you get what Lawrence Lessig calls remix culture. He explains in this extensive interview. The concept of remixing culture is the topic of his keynote as well, at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference.  [O'Reilly Network]

All Things Distributed: Amazon in India  I have been in India since Saturday to promote the Amazon Development Center India in Bangalore and to talk to the local engineering talent. Tuesday, we flew to Hyderabad for again more media and a presentation at the Microsoft offices. These presentations focus on the development of distributed systems technologies based on biological robustness principles, which will also be the basis for my talk at ETech next week in San Diego.  [All Things Distributed]

IT Conversations: ETech Audio Downloads  In answer to many queries Iíve received in the past few days, yes, IT Conversations will publish the audio from OíReilly Mediaís Emerging Technology Conference this year, as we did last year. But no live stream this time around.   [Blogarithms]

O'Reilly Network: Stewart Butterfield on Flickr  Not even a year old and still in beta, Flickr is a revolutionary photo storage, sharing, and organization application boasting roughly 270,000 members. Richard Koman catches Flickr CEO Stewart Butterfield for a few words on what has made Flickr so revolutionary and where it may be headed. Stewart will be presenting two sessions at ETech.  [O'Reilly Network]

Silicon Valley Watcher: Flickr at ETech  Since I confirmed Om's story that Yahoo! was negotiating to buy Flickr, Tom has been asking me daily, "Where's the Flickr deal?" CEO Stewart Butterfield is giving two sessions at O'Reilly's Emerging Tech conference next week, entertainingly called "Web Services as a Strategy for Startups: Opening Up and Letting Go" and "Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess."   [Silicon Valley Watcher]

43 Folders: ETech and "Life Hacks Live"   Just a reminder that itís less than a week until the OíReilly Emerging Technology Conference kicks off in San Diego. Danny and I are, as you can imagine, completely relaxed since weíve had our presentation airtight for months now.   [43 Folders]

MAKE: iPod ebooks  Here's a quick, free, cross-platform way to make iPod ebooks. I'm heading off to Etech next week and since I'll have my iPod with me most of the time, I figured I'd "ebookify" the conference schedule. Here's how to do it...  [MAKE Magazine Weblog]

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