Shorts

by on August 16, 2004

I note that Google indexes Flash (I’m probably the last to know this), which is interesting. I wonder how long it will take Googlerank to treat Flash movies in the same way as text, PDF and those other formats it indexes as well?

Just re-read Clay Shirky’s demolition of the semantic web. This has got to be one of the best critiques of anything that’s come out in the last couple of years on the subject.

Wonderful teenage philosophising on Slashdot (can’t link to posts…) yesterday about how a computer monitor could, in theory, show every possible event in the history of the universe, including events that never happened (Germans winning WWII, etc.), if its pixels were randomly stimulated for long enough. Like maybe 10^10,000 years long enough…

South Park meets Rathergood.com in an unusually amusing loop.

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