links for 2010-05-23

  • Eso, dicen, "es una cortina de humo" y acusa a Apple de "encerrar a consumidores y creadores".
    Ayer Steve Jobs desgranó los seis motivos por los que su compañía rechaza que Flash funcione en sus aparatos móviles, como el iPhone. Flash es de la "era del PC no de los móviles", dijo Jobs. Flash es "de la época del ratón, no de las pantallas táctiles". Flash "no es abierto, como HTML, CSS y Javascript". Flash tampoco "es seguro ni estable y gasta más más batería". El jefe de Apple reconocía que como Flash era multiplataforma su compañía no "puede depender de otra". Por último, tras acusar nuevamene a Adobe de no hacer sus deberes, Jobs les sugería que se centraran en crear buenas herramientas basadas en HTML5 y se dejaran de criticar a Apple "por haber dejado atrás el pasado"
  • El desplante de Jobs ha surtido efecto. Toda una industria ha clavado su atención en el potencial de HTML5.
  • UNA SOCIEDAD EN MOVILIDAD: NUEVAS FRONTERAS

    La movilidad, la ubicuidad en la comunicación encarnan hoy múltiples dispositivos que han conquistado un lugar cada vez más decisivo en los usos sociales. Las aportaciones analíticas de los 14 especialistas que escriben en este dossier van mucho más allá de la consideración de la telefonía móvil e incluyen otros aspectos de la sociedad en movilidad que se basa en lo que algunos autores han llamado ya cuarta pantalla y que está provocando cambios radicales en distintos ámbitos de la vida humana.

  • In earlier blog postings on the best type of publication outlet for ICT4D research and on ICT4D research quality and impact, I surmised that there is value in publishing ICT4D research in specialist ICT4D journals. But I skirted round the issue of which ICT4D journal to publish in. Here, then, is an ICT4D journal “league table”:
Publicado en Sin categoría. Leave a Comment »

links for 2010-02-24

Publicado en 1. Leave a Comment »

links for 2010-02-07

Publicado en 1. Leave a Comment »

links for 2010-01-27

  • Intelligent agents and the Semantic Web
    Developing an intelligent Web
    Daniel J Lewis, Technology Evangelist/Computer Scientist, OpenLink Software
    Summary: The Semantic Web envisioned by Berners-Lee, Hendler, and Lassila in 2001 was a grandiose vision that involved the use of agents to book doctor appointments and to find the best driving routes with the least hassle. The envisaged system was built upon formal ontologies that had already achieved a large following of scientists and agent developers. Although they raised some important issues and put forward interesting connections between technologies, they missed one thing: the fact that the Web had turned into a web of documents. Therefore, a middle way needed to occur between the formalism of ontologies and the informalism of documents. This is known as Linked Data. Linked Data coupled with agent technology is an ideal way of dealing with Semantic Web data. This article provides an overview o
Publicado en 1. Leave a Comment »

The dark night of the soul |La noche oscura del alma

The dark night of the soul

Loreena writes in the CD booklet about this song:

May, 1993 – Stratford … have been reading through the poetry of 15th century Spain, and I find myself drawn to one by the mystic writer and visionary St. John of the Cross; the untitled work is an exquisite, richly metaphoric love poem between himself and his god. It could pass as a love poem between any two at any time … His approach seems more akin to early Islamic or Judaic works in its more direct route to communication to his god … I have gone over three different translations of the poem, and am struck by how much a translation can alter our interpretation. Am reminded that most holy scriptures come to us in translation, resulting in a diversity of views.
Music by Loreena McKennitt
From: The mask and mirror (1994).


Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest

Shrouded by the night
and by the secret stair I quickly fled
The veil concealed my eyes
while all within lay quiet as the dead

Chorus
Oh night thou was my guide
oh night more loving than the rising sun
Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other

Upon that misty night
in secrecy, beyond such mortal sight
Without a guide or light
than that which burned so deeply in my heart

That fire t’was led me on
and shone more bright than of the midday sun
To where he waited still
it was a place where no one else could come

Chorus

Within my pounding heart
which kept itself entirely for him
He fell into his sleep
beneath the cedars all my love I gave

And by the fortress walls
the wind would brush his hair against his brow
And with its smoothest hand
caressed my every sense it would allow

Chorus

I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lovers breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the mornings mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair

La noche oscura del alma

Canciones del alma que se goza de haber
llegado al alto estado de la perfección,
que es la unión con Dios, por el camino
de la negación espiritual

Galápagos 2009

Darwin imaginó que es posible que toda la vida descienda de una especie original de la antigüedad. Las pruebas de ADN apoyan esta idea.

Diego, galápagos 2009

Probablemente todos los seres orgánicos que han vivido en esta tierra han descendido de alguna una forma de vida inicial. Sin embargo de esto, hay espacio y necesidad para el acto de la grandeza en esta concepción de la vida, lo he podido vivir en este viaje a Galápagos. Pienso que mientras la tierra gira según las leyes de la física – desde un interminable inicio – el horizonte nos plantea opciones de una maravillosa evolución.

links for 2009-11-17

Publicado en 1. Leave a Comment »