July 23, 2004
Filtering Distributive Intelligence, and More!
I’ll make my return to the Snahkmahkit with this paean to the beauty of distributive intelligence.
We’ve all heard of Google Answers, where anyone can slap a dollar amount on a question and buy the answer, and anyone else can see it.
Other cool things on the Web today:
(mostly from that craaaaazy Red Ferret)
- BookMachine - You’re in the bookstore, looking for a book, but helas!, it’s not in stock or out of print. Zip on over to the BookMachine, which will find your book in its online database, let you peruse through the first few pages, and print out the soft-cover, perfect-bound masterwork for you in five minutes. (thanks, TRFJ!)
- Croquet - You’re working on a project with some geographically remote friends. Y’all hop on Croquet together, and your cyber-avatars interact with each other and each other’s software in a 3D MMORPG-like environment. (See screenshots to mimic understanding. Thanks, Emergic!)
- Open-Source Web Design - Self-explanatory. Making the Web pretty. (I kees you, Red Ferret!)
- Odyssee - Turn every movie into the Back to the Future ride at Universal. And if you’ve never been on the BttF ride, you poor, deprived child. Basically, imagine watching Lord of the Rings in seats engineered to move along with the action onscreen. Yeah. (You can’t do it for every movie, only the ones for which they have codes available — everything from Big Fish to LOTR. BFF TRFJ!)