Archive for February, 2005

From “The Success of Open Source”

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

“A great deal of human behavior is not motivated by narrow rationality concerns. The vast majority of human behavior is never monetized. Most art is not sold but simply given away. Only a tiny proportion of poetry is ever copyrighted or published. And most software code has never and will never see the inside of a shrink-wrapped box. ”


Flickr Graph, Tagging

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

“Tagging and Flickr in particular are starting to break out.” Check out John’s post on his Searchblog.

Google Maps

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

This is it.

Pagerank Explained

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Ian Rogers wrote a paper to explain the Google Pagerank Algorithm and How It Works.

Page Rank is a topic much discussed by Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) experts. At the heart of PageRank is a mathematical formula that seems scary to look at but is actually fairly simple to understand.


Saturday, February 5th, 2005

Smart Mob上看到这篇介绍,有新意的,是Steven Strogatz谨慎的评论:

“They’ve found something new here, but we don’t know yet whether it is a Rosetta stone that will let us translate the mysteries of networks into something we understand.”

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Theories of the sign

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

Dyad Theory of the sign: signifier (material)/signified(mental) This needs to combine with other signs to take part in the flow of meaning.

Triadic theory of the sign: SR/O/I or Representamen/Object/Interpretant. This has an in-built dynamism.

The Interpretant is NOT the “interpreter”. Rather it is a “proper significate effect”. Most often it is thought of as the sign in the mind that is the result of an encounter with a sign.



Thursday, February 3rd, 2005