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Filtered for Purity
The Academy of World Wide Web Arts and Sciences debuted this week. "The AW3AS is dedicated to recognizing and promoting the technical, artistic and literary creativity displayed on the World Wide Web. From the tools that construct it to the craftspeople who design it. From the communications protocols that keep it connected to the hardware solutions that improve its response." Read more about it at Wired News. (Disclosure - I'm a charter member.)
A good lesson in competitive strategy: watch your competitors for changes in their org charts.
In quasi-related metanews, Salon dissects the media's coverage of the Intel succession plan.
An informative series on politics and the Web at Techweb: Net Lobbying Grows Up. "Net-based lobbyists are moving beyond e-mail and static Web pages to develop more sophisticated Net strategies for making themselves heard on Capitol Hill. And increasingly, legislators are listening."
It was a topsy-turvy week for the folks at NetChannel. On Tuesday they lost their funding from AOL. On Wednesday they were bailed out by their other investors. "Some people packed up their things [yesterday], but everyone is back here today, and it's business as usual," said CEO Philip Monego on Wednesday.
A wrapup from Jeff Veen on the Wired/Seybold conference. Quote of the story comes from Peter Merholz of Studio Archetype: "I consider dHTML a paradigm shift from page to stage," he said. "Now, suddenly, dynamic HTML makes the Web as interactive as my old Apple IIc."
The Finger redesigned, and now features the underutilized quote balloon.
Steve also has a story on The Fray, which has a clever DHTML implementation to enhance the reading experience.
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