Monthly Archives: May 2002

Kingtinued: The Greatest Elvis Songs You've Never Heard

Kingtinued: The Greatest Elvis Songs You've Never Heard

“Over two hours of music on 2-full length CDs! Check out all these top hits… done Elvis style!:

Disc One

  1. La Vida Loca
  2. Tears in Heaven
  3. Smooth
  4. Jump Jive and Wail
  5. Graceland
  6. England's Rose (Memorial to Princess Diana)
  7. How Do I Live
  8. Can't Get Enough of Your Love
  9. I Swear
  10. Friends in Low Places
  11. All My Ex's Live in Texas
  12. Achy Breaky Heart
Disc Two

  1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  2. Have I Told You Lately
  3. Pink Cadillac
  4. Statue of a Fool
  5. You Light Up My Life
  6. Freeway Free For All
  7. Wind Beneath My Wings
  8. Hush
  9. Candle in the Wind
  10. I Can Help
  11. Mony Mony
  12. Yesterday
  13. Heart of Rock and Roll

Order now, and get the King Country CD as a bonus free, all for just $19.95! [The Shifted Librarian]

Borders to Let Publishers Pay to Manage Its Categories

Borders to Let Publishers Pay to Manage Its Categories

Publisher's Weekly Daily earlier this week reported that 'Borders will divide its book inventory into 250 categories and invite publishers to co-manage, or 'captain' the category. The captain will 'influence' Borders' buying decisions, including which titles, the number to be bought, and how the books get displayed, though Borders retains right of final decision. For the privilege of being 'captains,' publishers chosen as category managers will pay $110,000 annually and $5,000 per employee to be trained by Borders in how the system works. So far, HarperCollins will captain Borders' cookbook and romance sections, and Random House will co-manage the early readers category.' ” Source: DOROTHY-L listserv” [h2Oboro lib blog]

This is just sooooooooo wrong. Borders nosedives in my estimation.  [The Shifted Librarian]

Interview with the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf

Interview with the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf. In the end, what I think set PHP apart in the early days, and still does today, is that it always tries to find the shortest path to solving the web problem. It does not try to be a general-purpose scripting language and anybody looking to solve a web problem will usually find a very direct solution through PHP. Many of the alternatives that claim to solve the web problem are just too complex. When you need something up and working by Friday so you don't have to spend all weekend leafing through 800-page manuals, PHP starts to look pretty good.

The best interview yet. Link thanks to http://phpdeveloper.org/  [PHP Everywhere]

School Blogs

School Blogs.  Marcus Mauller.  Why doesn't each student get an iPod or equivalent to store all their work, and more importantly Radio?  That would allow students to roam with their published work, personal music, and docs etc from shared computer to shared computer.  A storage device is less expensive and more robust than a laptop, particularly for high school students.  For professionals, this solves the home/work computer problem. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]

Managing Incoming E-mail: What Every User Needs to Know

Mark Hurst: Managing Incoming E-mail: What Every User Needs to Know “Incoming e-mail, if not managed properly, can become a significant drain on productivity. As users become distracted by messages piling up, they are more likely to lose track of important messages and fall further behind in their work. An inbox full of dozens or hundreds of messages renders the user increasingly ineffective in other areas of work, spending more and more time simply “putting out fires” caused by the bulging inbox. The more e-mail piles up, the less useful it is to users or their companies. In other words, the only way to enjoy e-mail's benefits is to manage it properly.” [I'm familiar with Mark's thinking on this topic and I recommend reading this report. You can get the report for free, but it is well worth the ten dollars suggested fee. Mark implemented this at his other company with great success.] [Archipelago]

Co-Creation is the future

Co-Creation is the future. Though not strictly ia-related, this is a pretty important concept that successful IA can't do without. Strategy+Business magazine has an article explaining in depth the principles behind consumer-created value, and how the Internet has rendered obsolete the old corporate mentality of not having to deal with the consumer. “Consumers appreciate and expect efficiency when it improves their experience with a product or service. [ia/ – news for information architects]