Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Blue-Raid

January 1, 2009

So it is now apparent that the Blue-Ray format has “won the high deff battle” to become the next geration of home video player and disk. Blue-Ray may have won this battle, but it won a battle within a larger loosing war. Before you run out a drop a couple C-notes on a new Blue-Ray player and all new disks for your collection think first about the future.

Historically our video formats have evolved predictablly from one new hardware to the next. Bata Max (my personal favorite) to VHS, to DVD, to… Blue Ray? Perhaps not. Hardware is qickly becoming a thing of the past as i-tunes, i-pods, and i-whatever has hit the scene. Video rental companies such as Netflix and Blockbuster are now allowing users to download video files instantly (although never “instant”) to their computers/televisions.

The future of video may be much softer than in the past. Movie collections are moving to video files instead of disks on a shelf. Perhaps your next video purchase should be a download instead of a new Blue-Disk.

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Read, Share, Explore! – Shelfari

December 8, 2008

Shelfari is a cool site that allows you to create a profile and easily upload all your books via ISBN. Once uploaded you can rate the books you’ve read and let the site make recomendations for what you should read next. You can also connect with other friends on Shelfari, see what they’re reading and make recomendations for them.

There are more “web 2.0” sites convieniently listed at www.go2web20.net

Supercook: Find recipes that use ingredients you have at home

December 8, 2008

The website Supercook allows you to feed in all the ingredients you find in your kitchen and then have the site produce a list of receipies that you can make with what you have on hand. This site is great for preparing meals for a busy family or someone living alone . Also great for saving money and getting the most out of what you already have.