Archive for February, 2009

If all the Web were Flash

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Long ago, I got a degree in physics, and one of the things physicists do is to ask “what would happen if you took xxxxx to the extreme limiting case?”  For example, what would happen if the mass of your car were infinite, or if the size of the electron was arbitrarily small?  So, a […]

Rock City Band…rocks!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Congratulations to my friends in Rock City Band and their fantastic new vocalist Brenda White, who blew the roof off the Haluwa Restaurant in Nashua, NH last night!  Thanks too for having me sit in on bass for a few songs.  If you live north of Boston, check them out (schedule).

The Self-Describing Web

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The Self-Describing Web was published yesterday as an official W3C TAG finding.  I am the editor, which means I did almost all of the writing, and I was among the TAG members who contributed significantly to the debate about the content.  After two years of work, many drafts, and lots of interesting discussion, it feels […]

New Job at IBM

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

As of today, I have a new job, working in the Emerging Technologies area of IBM’s Software Group.  I’ve really enjoyed my time in IBM Research, but it’s time to move on.  I will be focusing especially on Web-based client technologies.  More details to follow (as I figure them out).