Google’s Schmidt: More Widely Available Broadband Access Needed for Jobs

185 “High-speed Internet access must be much more widely available. Broadband is a major driver of new jobs and businesses, yet we rank only 15th in the world for access. More government support for broadband remains critical,” Schmidt said.

via Is Google a wolf in sheeps clothing to ISPs? | Signal Strength – CNET News.


Merry Christmas! List of free and open source software packages

Merry Christmas everyone!

List of free and open source software packages

via List of free and open source software packages – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

So much good stuff out there. Very little reason to spend big money on commercial packages.

Computer-supported cooperative work: a book of readings

Via Google Books by way of Google Scholar (what a great combo): Computer-supported cooperative work: a book of readings.

Purple Numbers for Everyone: Jon Udell Interviews Silona Bonewald

I was looking for Jonathan Cheyer’s Purple Number plugin for WordPress, when Google coughed up Jon Udell’s post: “Purple Numbers for PDF documents?“. I’m glad to see such an industry stalwart plugging for Purple Numbers. While this post is interesting on it’s own accord (it might help to move the years old discussion forward), what really caught my eye was his reference to Silona Bonewald and

Silona Bonewald is the force behind, a budding effort to make “government accessible, reliable, and transparent with advanced permalinks”. Interestingly there doesn’t seem to be any knowledge of all the previous related work done in this arena. Also, I don’t see any of the usual suspects listed as supporters at We’ll have to hook Silona up, she’s just up the road in Austin. Here’s Jon’s interview with Silona.

Transitioning Away From SAsites

I’ve begun to move away from my old SAsites domain/site. It just didn’t feel relevant anymore. I’ll be using this site as my main biz site. If you got here via my business card or got redirected from, see my About Me page.

What is PurpleSlurple?

PurpleSlurple is a little script I wrote back in 2002 as a result of my participation in a couple of news groups. PurpleSlurple creates fine-grained addressability of Web content on the fly.