Here are my weekly notes:
- We had an open house at the Questionmark office here in Edmonton on Friday, which went fairly well. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I posted some photos here.
- Sharon wrote about our trip to the City Market this weekend. We ran into a few people while we were there, and evidently missed a whole bunch more who got there earlier than we did. Maybe we’ll have to do a City Market Tweetup one Saturday!
- Something I read and bookmarked last week in the Times: The American Press on Suicide Watch.
- A new “fact engine” called Wolfram Alpha is launching tomorrow (soft launching tonight). Here’s a search for “Edmonton”. Looks pretty interesting. Sadly, when I type in “mastermaq” it says “Wolfram|Alpha isn’t sure what to do with your input.” You can read more about the service at Search Engine Land.
Sharon and I leave for Washington D.C. bright and early tomorrow morning. We’re there for a quick vacation, returning late Saturday evening. I’ll be blogging this week, but it might all be trip-related, just to warn you! And of course, I’ll be tweeting our adventure (unless Sharon manages to steal and hide my BlackBerry, that is).
I’ve found that one of the best opportunities for me to read is while I’m on a plane. I’ve got two books with me on this trip: Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and Judith Estrin’s Closing the Innovation Gap.