Social Media Zeitgeist Volume 4 – The Best Links of the Week

Here are my favorite links from around the web for May 30, 2009. Because this space moves so fast, I wanted to surface great content rather than try to comment on everything. Have a great weekend!

Photo Credit - Shadowgate via Flickr

Photo Credit – Shadowgate via Flickr

Google Wave:  A Complete Guide [Mashable]

Beware Social Media Marketing Myths [Business Week]

Larry Page’s Law – Software gets Twice as Slow Every 18 months [Gawker]

Updated – Insurance Industry Explores Social Media [Web-Strategist]

Funny Link – 15 Sexist Vintage Ads [Oddee]


Posted By Ben Foster

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm by Ben Foster · Permalink
In: Zeitgeist

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  1. Written by alain breillatt
    on June 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm
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    Two thoughts on Page's “Law”

    1. Sergey should go back and read his computing history – Nathan Myhrvold (former CTO of Microsoft and a legitimate physicist) declared the same law in a better turned phrase back in the 90's: software is a gas, it expands to fill whatever container it is stored in. And he expounded more explicitly on this phenomenon of software complexity – which leads to slowness – in his speech on “The Next 50 Years of Software” to the ACM: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/00067… where he explained that the demands of software are exactly what has enabled Moore's law. The link to his presentation is here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/siliconv

    And a webshow (way prior to YouTube) is here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/siliconv

    Google is great and all, but Myhrvold owns that law.

    2. As for building faster applications on the same hardware? Of course you can do that when the network is the computer. This was Larry Ellison's mantra back in the late 90's also. So when the browser largely becomes the OS then this is certainly feasible. There's no science fiction involved. It's just making the PC the dumb terminal.

  2. Written by alain breillatt
    on June 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Permalink

    Two thoughts on Page's “Law”

    1. Sergey should go back and read his computing history – Nathan Myhrvold (former CTO of Microsoft and a legitimate physicist) declared the same law in a better turned phrase back in the 90's: software is a gas, it expands to fill whatever container it is stored in. And he expounded more explicitly on this phenomenon of software complexity – which leads to slowness – in his speech on “The Next 50 Years of Software” to the ACM: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/00067… where he explained that the demands of software are exactly what has enabled Moore's law. The link to his presentation is here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/siliconv

    And a webshow (way prior to YouTube) is here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/siliconv

    Google is great and all, but Myhrvold owns that law.

    2. As for building faster applications on the same hardware? Of course you can do that when the network is the computer. This was Larry Ellison's mantra back in the late 90's also. So when the browser largely becomes the OS then this is certainly feasible. There's no science fiction involved. It's just making the PC the dumb terminal.

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