Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
The Barack Obama administration ushered in a new model of cooperation between citizens and their government. In this audio interview from the Gov 2.0 Summit, O'Reilly Media founder, Tim O'Reilly, speaks with America's first Federal Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, about using technology to build a digital commonwealth and a digital nation.
With the arrival of the Obama administration, a new attitude of openness and transparency of the Internet and other technologies is being espoused. In an overview of this new change of position, Maura Corbett outlines the government's desire to establish a non-discrimination policy and thus keep the Internet open and protected. In the second half of the program Corbett takes questions about this policy.
Joel and Jeff sit down with the developers of LitmusApp and DocType to discuss ASCII vs. pixels, the power of Amazon EC2, and the unglamorous but critically important topic of backup.
In this end-of-year discussion, Jesse Stay and Tyler Whitaker discuss a number of tech topics with Phil and Scott. In addition, to reviewing some recent books and reviewing some computer geek Christmas lists, they also talk about some of the recent software developments surrounding Twitter and Facebook and how each continue to grow in popularity.
Joel and Jeff discuss how to (accidentally) destroy your software business, Google's new DNS and page speed rankings, and why the most productive employees aren't paid 10 times as much.
You've heard about the real-time communication and collaboration tool Google Wave, but did you know that wave is actually a technology, not a product? In this audio lecture from the Emerging Communications Conference (eComm) 2009, David Wang, one of the lead architects of Google Wave, tells us how any organization can be its own wave provider. Wang discusses an open federation protocol.
Is the web entering a dark time of struggle and strife? Tim O'Reilly reflects on the astonishing power of the early internet as an open platform, and worries that escalating competition between large companies may drive it towards a battle ground of locked down services and proprietary data. This atmosphere of "mutually assured destruction" is not inevitable. Tim thinks web 2.0 companies will ultimately succeed if they stick to their core strengths, stay open, and embrace the "small pieces loosely joined" philosophy.
Clayton Miller discusses his project 10/GUI, in which he is attempting to develop a new paradigm for the graphical user interface.
David Kaneda discusses JQTouch, a jQuery plugin for mobile web development, optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. He reviews the background of the project as well as why he chose this way to create the plugin. He also talks about his work with the WebKit browsing engine.
Joel and Jeff discuss the Stack Overflow Careers philosophy, online community growth patterns, and how to tell if you're Sid Meier or not.