Thing: Attention Is the Real Resource by John Gruber. Should publishers offer full posts or teasers in their RSS feeds? Somehow it’s still up for debate. Our stance is that “Click for more after the jump” sounds the same as “Goodbye” to most readers. Gruber: “A reader asking for a full-content RSS feed is a reader who wants to pay more attention to what you publish. There have to be ways to thrive financially from that.”
Thing: What May Happen in the Next 100 Years by Ladies’ Home Journal, 1900. Someone dug up a INTHEYEAR 2000 list of predictions that’s… actually really close to right, from the Internet to air travel to agricultural genetic engineering. (Not the intricacies of each, of course, but the effects. Also I would link to the blog this came from, but that blog’s been removed by Blogger for SPAMMIN’.)
Unrelated Video: Spring Is Pretty Much Here, Tusas
In honor of another winter’s passing, it’s time to pay respects to all those who tried to have a phone conversation on a frozen lake and kept getting corralled by stunt bikers. Take it away, Tusas on ice:
We have no complaints; ENGINE stepped up to the challenge. For example, during our 2008 site project it took some extra steps to marry ENGINE’s code with our museum’s website. But with Ben’s assistance, this process was very smooth, and in turn, made the 2009 site project even better.
– Armistead Booker, Associate media designer
American Museum of Natural History