Posts Categorized: Business

Folksonomies – a different perspective…

There's been a bit of brou-ha-ha recently over and essay on folksonomies written by Elaine Peterson, Associate Professor and Information Resources Specialist at Montana State University. She talks about the disadvantages with using folksonomies - the posh word for data tagging - and ends with this bold statement: Folksonomy is a scheme based on philosophical…

Increasing user interaction with websites…

I recently gave a presentation entitled "Increasing user interaction with websites". Because I'm all into savig the earth, recycling and being a Jolly Nice Chap, here it is. I did it in the quite wonderful S5 system by the esteemed Eric Meyer which I will no doubt be using again very soon, and works best…

Connecting…

Several conversations over the last few weeks have set my mind a-racing about the whole nature of what I do. Yes I'm talking about the web, but looking at a much larger picture than just the technology used. The web is transcending the bits and bytes it is made up of, much like books transcend…

An exciting time to be a web craftsmen…

One of my favourite blogs has mentioned one of my favourite words, and I like what Craig says. It is an exciting time to be working on software, especially web software, as there is a real feeling of the sky being the limit. Google, Flickr, Youtube, they all did it - why can't I? The…

The art of eating (out)…

The estimable sil gives sage advice on dining out with the family. Wise words. We dined out last Friday too, at a local Italian restaurant. Very tasty it was, and if everything goes according to plan it sould be a profitable evening. Why? Well, they don't have a website, and after the meal I was…