now – it looks like I’m going to be teaching a class at McGill University in the fall. I’ll be doing a section of the Internet Design and Analysis course offered as part of McGill’s Graduate certificate in e-commerce program (Ed Bilodeau developed the curriculum and will teach the other section). I’m actually pretty excited about it, even though I won’t start until September.
: You can put an idea for a website on the table and I can turn that into a half-million dollar proposal including detailed product descriptions, market analysis, competitive analysis, flowcharts, timelines, personnel requirements, etc. in a couple of days or a week. You can give me a vague notion of a new feature you want in an existing site and I can analyze it, figure out what it should be and how it should fit, in great detail, no problem. Offline – no problem – I once edited and largely rewrote an 800 page postal procedures manual. But I can’t deal with basic bureaucracy.
like the one Heather wrote about today from Environics, a leading Canadian polling company. The online survey allows you to place yourself among the groups they identified following the analysis of the poll they did on the subject. I’m between “New Aquarian” (unfortunate name) and “Autonomous Rebel” and, as you can see, very very modern. Yup.
stories about the deCSS ruling: DeCSS judge: Code isn’t free speech [Salon], Reactions to the DeCSS decision [IDG.net], Passionate reactions to the DeCSS decision online [Network World Fusion], Analysis: DeCSS Ruling Puts Free Speech At Stake [ZDNet], Judge in DVD-Hacker Trial Rules in Favor of Movie Studios [Inside].
a weblog called Joel on Software. He wrote a really good analysis of the Microsoft .NET stuff the other day entitled Microsoft Goes Bonkers. He’s right too – there’s no there there with dotNET. I would only add that the big problem is not a technological one, it’s cultural. That’s why I like Deepleap and sites like it. Companies like Deepleap are addressing the central question of how people will use the web in a more fundamental way than most others – it’s not about information, it’s about relationships. [link via calebos.org]