I stumbled upon a great website experiment in prediction markets. I was first introduced the the concept of prediction markets in James Surowiecki’s book The Wisdom of Crowds. What is a prediction market? It’s a speculative market where people buy and sell shares in pretty much anything. It’s been used to predict the outcome of […]
Archives for October 2005
While playing around with Gada.be, I discovered that BigBlueBall was mentioned on Wikipedia. It’s a brief mention on a disambiguation page, but it was cool to see that someone had added the not-quite-one-and-only BBB. Thanks, fans!
Gada.be is a new meta-search project from Lockergnome’s Chris Pirillo. Gada.be (pronounced “gotta be”) is a very clever tool. It’s not quite a search engine, yet it as elements of that. What does Gada.be do? Well, you give a keyword or two and it returns results in neatly formatted XML. It pulls those results only […]
Interoperability is the holy grail of instant messaging. It’s been long promised, and long sought after by consumers. The fact that instant messengers don’t interoperate is absurd, really. Just imagine if I couldn’t call you because you used a different mobile phone network. Hard to imagine, right? Incredibly, instant messaging fans have suffered incompatible IM […]
I have a nephew who is the most serious kid I’ve met. He is planning to attend a culinary school and training to become a chef. So in honor of his 14th birthday, I’ve put together a “music to cook by” playlist. Matchbox 20 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Dean Martin – How Do You Like […]