Die erste Karte, die Amerika nach Amerigo Vespucci benennt. Diese wichtige Karte umfaßt die Revolution der Geographie, die den Entdeckungsreisen der Seefahrer folgte.
"Twitter, in a nutshell, is mobile social software that lets you broadcast and receive short messages with your social network. You can use it with SMS (sending a message to 40404), on the web or IM. A darn easy API has enabled other clients such as Twitterific for the Mac. Twitter is Continuous Partial Presence, mostly made up of mundane messages in answer to the question, "what are you doing?" A never-ending steam of presence messages prompts you to update your own. Messages are more ephemeral than IM presence -- and posting is of a lower threshold, both because of ease and accessibility, and the informality of the medium."
"It seems ironic that one of the most individualist industries (internet development) in the most individualist cultures (e.g. US, UK) has spent so much time discussing community. As Meg Pickard points out, this perhaps reflects an anxiety with our own social fragmentation and alienation, a search for meaning, or possibly a yearning for a sense of community that has been lost with the decline of the "third place" ? public spaces where people would normally meet and interact physically."
"The discourse of engineering needs to be expanded. The iterative methods, the insistence on quality control, the inherent pragmatism, as well as the responsiveness to expressed needs and articulated problems, all make the practice of engineering the optimal rationalisation of human action. This is to say that engineering is the exemplary human art, the art that allows us to be effective and to achieve desired outcomes. What is crucially missing from engineering is the critical means to evaluate and place into a calculus of human good the many desires that present themselves to us."
(Harold P. Sjursen)