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[3 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Before I forget; Today I took a call with Olga Kharif from BusinessWeek [LINK]. She’s doing a piece on social networking and Google, specifically Orkut. I doubt I’ll be quoted but will watch out for the article in any case. Here’s a link to the last time [LINK] I was interviewed by her colleague Robert Hof [LINK].

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[28 Feb 2007 | No Comment | ]

This is hilarious. Makers of RIA (Rich Internet Application) frameworks JackBe have quoted me on their corporate website under "Testimonials". Apparently I’m a spokesman for the RIA industry!
"Until Google put this technology out there, no one was really thinking of Web pages as applications"
— Francis Shanahan, Sapient Corp. (SAPE) Software Architect

Go here www.jackbe.com/Company/testimonials.php
and click "about our industry".
I’m right up their next to Seth Steinberg, co-founder of Meebo and the guy from Gartner. Comical.

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[27 Feb 2007 | No Comment | ]

I’ve given up on conferences.
I’m a pretty decent public speaker. I have been told I break things down well, my materials are polished and sometimes, on rare occasions, I have even displayed what some have called "showmanship".
But let’s be honest, I am generally not that far ahead of my audience in terms of subject matter knowledge. For me, the best presentations are done by those whose command of a topic far exceeds the audience’s and generally, that’s not me.
I have so far been asked to speak at two …

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[25 Oct 2006 | One Comment | ]

The recent book by Michael Mahemoff entitled Ajax Design Patterns featured a write-up of my Amazon search utility, Zuggest.
Zuggest implements the common-sense idea of submission throttling. Rather than submit a query for every single key-stroke the user hits, it waits until you’re done typing and then searches.
It’s always surprising and interesting to me to find that one man’s common sense is another man’s design pattern but there you go.
Read the sample chapter [Link] and search for "zuggest".
 
My own book: Amazon.com Mashups will also mention Zuggest along with …

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[15 Jul 2005 | No Comment | ]

Happy Day! Robert Hof has written an article on “Internet Mash-Ups” called Mix, Match, And Mutate which appears in this week’s BusinessWeek. He was nice enough to call me regarding Zollage which I’d done a while back (thanks Rob). Here’s the Direct Link to what Robert wrote.
Zollage was mentioned in the article’s companion piece which is a slide-show entitled “Sampling the Web’s Best Mash-Ups”.
Among the list are

Housing Maps
Chicago Crime
Mappr
Double Trust
Amazon Lite
!!! Zollage !!!
a9
Actor Tracker
Book Burro

Quite a nice thing for my little site to be listed along …

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[23 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

Today I was interviewed by Robert Hof of Business Week. BW is a fairly high profile (also known as a “tier 1 publication”) with both an online and print version of their content. The interview caught me by surprise but we muddled through discussing service oriented architecture, the evolution of the internet and web service mash-ups. Great fun and certainly as a technologist a great shot in the arm for my career.
Robert did pose one question which I’m still mulling which was “with all the web services available today …

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[25 Apr 2005 | No Comment | ]

Some more blatant self-promotion here: The Seattle Business Journal, a prominent local paper in the WA region has done a small piece on the Amazon Zollage technology experiment.
If anyone would like a poster, I’d be happy to produce the electronic format for you to take to Kinko’s.
Sort of embarrassing in one sense but think at some point everyone needs to toot their own horn. I don’t think it’s too much of a transgression.