Monthly Archives: March 2007

Wanted: a New User Experience Metaphor for the Mobile Web

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the mobile user experience, particularly the experience of the Web on the (typical) mobile device. I say “typical” because I’m not talking about the iphone here — I’m talking about the kind of

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Holy Hotspots, Batman!

I was amazed to find today that I can detect 9 WiFi networks from my home office location. That’s crazy!  Most of them have SSIDs like “BTHomeHub…” and “BTVOYAGER…” so these are clearly set up by BT engineers. There is

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Browser Panel at SXSW

Arun at AOL ran a great panel today titled Browser Wars Past and Present. There actually wasn’t much discussion of past browser wars, but there was lots of good discussion on the future of Web standards and HTML standards in

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SXSW Closing Speech: Bruce Sterling

Bruce’s thoughts on the death of television as we know it as we transition to the Internet: “Broadcast TV [has turned into a medium that] debases even the poverty-stricken people who watch it.” This guy is really nuts. But in

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World Changing at SXSW

Just now listening to a great talk by Alex Steffen at an organization called World Changing. Lots of good ideas on living in a more sustainable way. One interesting thread is the idea that products should have an “ecological nutrition”

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Timo Veikkola on the Future of Design

Just a quick note: I’m now listening to Timo Veikkola of Nokia who’s title is “Sr. Future Specialist”. Timo’s talking about the values that will drive service and hardware design in the future. Great stuff, especially after the somewhat fluffy

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Bootstrappers Reinvent Business-Barter

A group here in Austin called the “bootstrap network” (with a rough mission to enable small companies and entrepeneurs to partner with eachother) is launching something they’re calling a “complimentary currency” system to facilitate and formalize this kind of business

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Brief Notes from Today

Attended a great panel chaired by Ryan Carson on the ins and outs of building successful businesses out of Web applications. Of all the Web 2.0 ringmasters, one thing you can say about Ryan is that he definitely has the

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Brian Fling on the Mobile Web

Wow! Just sitting here in Brian Fling’s presentation on the Mobile Web. I know Brian because he spoke at mobile2.0 last year, but I’ve never heard him speak at length on the future of the Web on mobile. Brian definitely

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More SXSW Notes

Now sitting in a panel on geospatial data on the Web. Slightly less interesting in that we seem to be celebrating what has been done (particularly with Google Earth). Well yeah – but where is the talk about where this

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Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American Ex-Pat living in London and dealing with the increasing complexities of parenting in the digital world. I am the Open Web Advocate for Telefónica, focusing on the Firefox OS project. I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series as well as a founder of Mobile Monday London & Mobile 2.0. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I like a good burger.

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My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies
XML and SQL

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