History and Evolution of email

History of Email

State of the Internet

JESS3 / The State of The Internet from Jesse Thomas on Vimeo.

There’s no App for that

Yesterday I received a direct mail piece from stamps.com that said “print postage in 3 simple steps…” It made me a little nostalgic. My dad was a mail carrier for 30 years until he passed in 1989–I miss my dad. He lived by the postman’s creed, no rain, sleet or snow will stop your mail…. I think I got my work ethic from him. Thanks Dad. Do I want to use the stamps.com CD to install a local post office on my computer? Umm, no I don’t think so, dad would be appalled, for one, and two how many darn apps can one computer take. I’m apped out!

What is Web 2.0

Link to Tim O’Reilly’s explanation…

From the WSJ

Internet company Automattic Inc., which distributes the popular WordPress blogging software, said it has raised $29 million from investors that include New York Times Co., after spurning an acquisition offer last year.

The San Francisco start-up and its investors declined to name the larger Internet company that made the buyout bid, which came a few months ago. But the offer valued Automattic at between $150 million and $200 million, and helped prompt the new round of financing, said Phil Black, an Automattic board member and partner at …


Definitions

API-communicate between programs