Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Give One Get One

"From now through December 31, 2007, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving)."

How about a One Mobile Per Village (OMPV) Programme anyone??

Monday, November 26, 2007

Jason Devitt testifies to Congress

At Future of Mobile the other week, Brian Fling showed us this video - it left an impression on me and made me wish that I was as eloquent.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Future of Mobile - November 14th

There's a "Future of Mobile" event on at the BFI IMAX Cinema at London's South Bank on the 14th Nov. It's cheap to attend (£89) and they have a great line up of speakers. It's organised by Carsonified who put on a great show at FOWA last month.
Topics to be covered that caught my eye include; Beyond WAP: Advance Browsing, Mobile Ajax, and the future of the Web (Dan Appelquist from Voda & MobileMonday), Gmail and the Next Generation of Mobile Web Apps (Marcus Foster from Google), and the keynote from Tony Fish: Tuning in to Mobile Culture. See you there?

Pipl - better people search

I like this - Pipl is a search site specifically for people - the returned results are more comprehensive and its a category which has a lot of scope as more and more of people's personas and lives are mirrored on the net.

"Unlike a typical search-engine, Pipl is designed to retrieve information from the deep web, our robots are set to interact with searchable databases and extract facts, contact details and other relevant information from personal profiles, member directories, scientific publications, court records and numerous other deep-web sources".

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Prostate Cancer Awareness

The UK is sometimes known for it's eccentricities and this month is no different. November is now "Movember", and to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer, men up and down the country are growing a variety of facial hair styles to make the point. Here's my efforts - I went for the Mexican druglord look which ensured I had plenty of room to move on the tube this morning ;-)

Donations welcome here