Wow, catching up with my feedly blog roll today I found this post:
Folks, I’ve got some news about Berg to share. We’re wrapping up for this incarnation. Our partnerships and our services, they’re done. A few things left, then hibernation.
Little Printer we’ll run till March next year. A skeleton crew will keep it alive. We’ll sell it. Or open the code. See here for more. We’d love to see LP survive.
We’ve not reached a sustainable business in connected products. But: There’s our troop! Cultural inventions! I’m proud of this British Experimental Rocket Group.
Thank you fellow travellers, in your thousands. Behind the mountains, there are more mountains.
apparently BERG London known also as BERG Cloud is shutting down. This is kind of old news from 22 days ago but it’s such a bummer. I always loved the work folks from BERG were doing, but I guess it’s not yet the time to implement those great ideas in the connected devices space. All I can say now is good luck guys in all your future ventures.
The book was fantastically good and this trailer promises that the movie will maintain the high standard. As I remember reading the book, I would’t necessarily cast Joaquin Phoenix as the main character but actually this might really work.
The funny thing is, that I really enjoyed the book, but I cannot recall much from it, despite I’ve read it not so long ago. In fact I can’t even tell the plot of the book. This might sound strange, but I guess it’s the charm of Thomas Pynchon’s prose per se, because as I’m thinking of this now, I’m not able to summarise any of his book I’ve read.
Nevertheless, can’t wait for the movie. It has to be great.
David Weinberger has taught me that knowledge confined in a book at a single address on a shelf is limited.
And Aaron Swartz has taught me that content must not be the end game for knowledge. Why does knowledge become an article in a journal—or that which fills a book or a publication—except for people to use it? And only when they use it does content become the tool it should be. Not using knowledge is an offense to it. If it cannot fly free beyond the confines of content, knowledge cannot reach its full value through collaboration, correction, inspiration, and use.
I’m not saying that content wants to be free. I am asking whether knowledge wants to be content.