December 11, 2002

Froogle, aka "Google Shopping"

From the Google weblog:

New, from Google: Froogle! "Froogle is a new service from Google that makes it easy to find information about products for sale online. By focusing entirely on product search, Froogle applies the power of Google's search technology to a very specific task: locating stores that sell the item you want to find and pointing you directly to the place where you can make a purchase."

Hm, I seem to remember hinted that something like this might happen. Just don't ask how I knew. :-)

Does anyone else see the pattern here?

Posted by jzawodn at 08:51 PM

The Digital Divide

MediaSavvy nails the "digital divide"

I don't know who came up with the phrase "Digital Divide", but it's brilliant. It (unintentionally) redirects us from the growing divide between the rich and the poor in this country. Should we focus on ameliorating the digital divide or on helping the poor with income, housing, education, and medical care? How can we focus on the digital divide when Republicans and Democrats alike are targeting income, inheritance, and dividend tax breaks at the rich?

It's a loaded issue that doesn't get enough attention.

Posted by jzawodn at 08:45 PM

Conference Agreement

Weblogs really need some sort of cross-weblog threading system. Maybe we just need more TrackBack support in other tools like Radio. Dave, will be native TrackBack support in a future Radio?

So, Scott has replied to my comments on his comments on Dave's thoughts about conferences. And it seems we agree. We're on the same page. Excellent.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:20 AM