Monthly Archives: August 2006

The Web, only Smaller

There’s a great article in CNET today about the growth of the Mobile Web (with a focus on the U.S. market). Good balanced coverage except that they missed out any mention of the Mobile Web Initiative. Still, they’ve mostly reached

Posted in Mobile Web, Mobility

Mobile Advertising in the News

There was a great article in today’s Herald Tribune (my “lifeline” to the US) on the very timely topic of Mobile Advertising. Why timely? Because the next Mobile Monday London event (run with and Sponsored by the MMA) will focus

Posted in Mobile Monday, Mobile Web

Nokia N73: Finally a Series-60 You Can be Proud Of

[ad] It’s been a day since I’ve taken delivery of my brand-spanking new Nokia N73 (pictured at right). And I have to say, I am pretty impressed. It’s not that it’s some huge revolution in usability and design. It isn’t.

Posted in Mobile Web, Mobility Tagged with: , ,

Solar System 2.0 Redux

Well Pluto got kicked out of the planet club today. It’s now a “dwarf planet.” Don’t they mean “little planet” or “sized-challenged planet”? The insensitivity of it all! Well, I will be sad to see Pluto go, and it will

Posted in Science

Mobile Web in Africa

There was a great article on BBC News Online last week on the use of the Mobile Web in Africa. It presents some very exciting usage statistics and anecdotal reporting of the growth of mobile browsing in the “developing world.”

Posted in Mobile Web, Mobility

Mobile Web Usage on the Rise

PC Magazine reports that mobile Web usage is climbing (based on some Telephia research. So — what are the salient points of this piece of research? First of all, people want to use the same Web sites they access from

Posted in Mobile Web

Solar System 2.0

Everything needs an upgrade once in a while. I guess it was the Solar system’s time. So now we still have Pluto [great sigh of relief] but … Surprise surprise! There’s a new planet you never heard of before making

Posted in Science

Is Pluto a Planet?

It seems to me that question of “Is Pluto a Planet” is not science. Yes, a single definition needs to be found and yes this definition needs to be applied to all future astronomical bodies we encounter going forward in

Posted in Science

Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American ex-pat living in London and an independent consultant and advocate for emerging web technologies, the open web, open source and open data. As well, I am co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series and a founder of Mobile Monday London. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I am a parent dealing with the increasing complexities of raising children in a hyper-connected world.

If you are so inclined, you may find my public key on

My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies

For more info, see my Linkedin profile.

More (probably than you ever wanted to know) about Torgo.


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