One of my collegaues called the other day and asked if we still relied on the distinction between intensional and extensional sets (really intensionally and extensionally defined sets). Yes, even more so now.
There’s been a lot of hot fuss lately about what’s possible with new projection media, especially in urban environments, onto building facades, etc. Last time I was in Paris there was similar stuff emerging on building walls in the Marais, but this seems to be evolving quickly and really taking off. Impressive live performance here in this video from NuFormer.
Interaction of 3D modelled world, projected onto the same building as in the model, allows awesome effects as the building is brought to life. Reminded me of the opening of the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai, which made similar attempts to use projection and lighting to change the building but failed to really make use of the building itself IMHO.
So, it turns out me and everyone I know have opened a Banana the wrong way our entire lives. I have always thought that banana’s could only be opened that one way and always been rejecting any other way of doing it. But the living learn and me included. When I watched this the first time I thought to myself that this guy has to be joking. What’s the joke in the whole clip…but how wrong I was. It actually turned out to be a much more efficient way of pealing the banana to get to the actual fruit.
Still not sure what’s for the best, but the idea that opaque URIs are better because they’re language independent doesn’t ring true for me. A word is just as opaque as a GUID if you don’t speak the language, but for those who can read it may be far clearer and easier to work with.
The problem from my standpoint is that MODS has some really odd, library-specific, design choices that I don’t think map very well to the wider world. A central concept like mods:name, with mods:role as a child of that, really makes no sense, and conflicts with more common modeling you see in DC, FRBR ,etc.
It’s semantics are also really loose.
So you have to ask yourself, just how linked could a MODS view in RDF really be?
AMSTERDAM – A levy imposed Internet, with the proceeds benefiting innovation of traditional media like newspapers.
Dat is een van de aanbevelingen van de commissie-Brinkman, die zich in opdracht van minister Ronald Plasterk (Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen) boog over de toekomst van de Nederlandse dagbladsector. This is one of the recommendations of the committee Brinkman, who is in command of Minister Ronald Plasterk (Education, Culture and Science) arc about the future of the Dutch newspaper industry.
Volgens het rapport, dat dinsdag in Den Haag wordt gepubliceerd, moet worden gedacht aan een “opslag van enkele euro’s per jaar op de internetaansluiting voor de Nederlandse huishoudens”. According to the report Tuesday in The Hague that is published should be given to a “storage of a few euros per year on the Internet for the Dutch households.De maatregel kan ongeveer 20 miljoen euro opleveren. The measure could yield around 20 million euros.
This is an interesting quandary. Should new technology be taxed to support business models that get disrupted to evolve?
I’m not actually sure that’s what they’re suggesting. One of the problems that newspapers face is that there is no good way for them to charge. With the notable exception of the New York Times, newspapers have found they have to publish articles online and have no way to make up for the loss in revenue from their print business.
If this money props up failing newspapers then that would be bad, but if it is invested in developing a working, de-centralised micropayments approach that would be a good thing.