Noted: Links

Paul Ford: August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and eBay to the Semantic Web
“It’s hard to believe Google – which is now the world’s largest single online marketplace – came on the scene only a little more than 8 years ago, back in the days when Amazon and eBay reigned supreme. So how did Google become the world’s single largest marketplace? ”
Ford’s piece imagines the future at Google in a way that total informs the present–a good read on the eve of their IPO and the continuing rollout of new services.
O’Reilly’s Make:  A new project-focused magazine rolls out with great talent at the helm. Will this be Readymade for geeks or the next PopSci?
Bush/Cheney– The Bush Girls’ Online Journal: Gag! Barf! Spew!Wasn’t it bad enough the President lies–why do we now have to pretend the Bush twins are writing a journal to America? Why don’t they just admit their Dad’s rich and arrogant enough it’s just assumed he’d pay someone to write it for them, so they can do really meaningful things? (Side note: On second thought, the idea they might be writing this vacuous pap themselves  is even more nauseating…Ugh.)
Owner’s Manual: Can I just say that I am completely digging my friend Lee Watter’s new blog?