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:
ENGINE brought a lot of efficiency and standards to the project that otherwise wouldn’t have been there. Ben also holds himself with a professional and friendly manner, and is patient in explaining the technical side of the project clearly to members of our staff that had questions.
– Armistead Booker, Associate media designer
American Museum of Natural History