In keeping with tradition here are my weekly notes, posted on Holiday Monday:
- Had a good time at the Heritage Days Festival this weekend – photos are here. Sharon and I also went to check out Movies on the Square.
- Flickr is celebrating another 24 hours of Flickr on Friday. The event is called Flickr 888. I plan to participate again this year – my photos from last year are here.
- Here’s an interesting post from Steve Rubel that caught my eye: could wireless radios become the next tobacco? Everyone has a wireless device of some kind these days, kind of like cigarettes many decades ago. Will we one day look at them differently?
- Some researchers at MIT have apparently made a “revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source.” The advance is related to the storage of energy. I hope it is as big a deal as they say.
- I can’t wait for Chris Anderson’s new book to come out (he wrote The Long Tail). In a recent blog entry, he tackled a question he gets asked frequently: how big is the free economy?
- The great firewall of China will remain active for the Olympics. I’m disappointed that the IOC cut a deal with China to block “sensitive” websites.
- Check out this video of Microsoft’s Sphere. Maybe your next computer won’t be a big ass table after all, it might be a big ass glass sphere instead!
- Here’s a super-cute bunny named Broccoli.
- The Dark Knight continues its domination. It is the first movie of the year to top the box office three weeks in a row, and it will very shortly become the fastest movie in history to reach $400 million.
EARTH—Former vice president Al Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to save—launched his infant son into space Monday in the faint hope that his only child would reach the safety of another world.
Al Gore—or, as he is known in his own language, Gore-Al—placed his son, Kal-Al, gently in the one-passenger rocket ship, his brow furrowed by the great weight he carried in preserving the sole survivor of humanity’s hubristic folly.
I love The Onion! Look for Gore to make a splash at the DNC later this month.