not only struggled to find time to maintain this blog, I’ve also had serious problems keeping up with everyone else’s! So much so that I only just found this amazing video on Paul Young’s site. It blew me away! I’m no genius so it’s no wonder it didn’t occur to me before, but the internet is actually changing the way we process and make sense of information! Watch the video and everything will make sense. Then do yourself a favour and head over to the Everything is Miscellaneous blog. Then hit up the Digital Ethnography blog. If you’re half as fascinated as I am you’ll be busy for hours.
I’ve This got me thinking about computers and how they assist people in constructing reality and it struck me that up until recently, traditional GUI based operating systems such as Windows and Apple’s OS have attempted to mirror the traditional systems that rely on classification (what do I mean? Double click on My Computer, then My Documents, the Assignments, Then Semester One etc etc). I’m a Mac user and anyone who’s in to Macs knows that Apple has been trying to fully incorporate Spotlight in to Finder for years. I’m yet to use Leopard, but it seems they may well be getting very close to creating an environment that is moving away from the traditional category based informational organisation and closer to the Google model we all know and use daily. Of course when I say “we” I mean anyone in Western fortunate enough to have constant access to the internet. Holla!