Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Thanks to Andy Fragen and the wipeCloud script, i think i finally got my (old) cloud space cleared up.
11:19:50 PM #  comment []

The growing generation of children have definitely been transformed by technology. According to the Associated Press, "About 90 percent of people ages 5 to 17 use computers and 59 percent of them use the Internet...".

[by way of]

10:40:13 PM #  comment []

Two professors at the University of California-Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems set out to (again) estimate just how much information was created in 2002. The answer: 5 exabytes (an exabyte is a million terabytes), twice as much as their estimate for 1999, and an average of 800 Mb for every person on the planet. 90% of it was stored on magnetic media.

Here's why information management will be the challenge of the decade:

``We're drowning in a sea of information,'' Varian said. ``When you look at the challenge we face, how do we manage all this information? Our ability to capture all that information has outrun our ability to utilize it effectively.''

[by way of Mercury News]

10:36:04 PM #  comment []
I found a pointer to (currently under construction) on an older post on the B-Greek mail list, a discussion group for people interested in Biblical Greek. There's not much to be seen there now other than an "under construction" message: but the Internet Archive has some previous versions that indicate they had a number of ideas in common with those behind SemANT. For example, they were interested in annotating terms (word groups) with Louw-Nida indices, as well as several other levels of linguistic information (clauses, paragraphs, etc.). Here's an example of their markup. Hey, if somebody else thought of these ideas several years ago, maybe i'm not crazy :-)
9:40:56 PM #  comment []

Somehow i missed celebrating Take Back Your Time Day last Friday (i did take the day off from work, but for other reasons). But it's still worth talking about. The basic idea is that we've become so addicted to high-stress lives, driven by work and other demands, that we live in a constant state of frenzied busyness. It's worth thinking about: do the things we feel so pressured about really have lasting value?

8:53:12 PM #  comment []