My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

June 13, 2012 8:54 pm
Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it

This reads kind of like a journalism-focused version of Tim Berners-Lee’s linked data TED talk.  The internet has definitely evolved how we are capable of telling and consuming stories.  It has gotten a little annoying rereading the background story on something you have been following from the beginning in every article about it.  This seems to fit with the technological cycle of fracturing and then centralizing, the question is what approach could centralize an article written in a fractured manner?  Have aggregation sites like TechMeme already answered this?

May 9, 2012 1:12 pm
Alex Payne — What Is and Is Not A Technology Company

I agree with some of his points about labels and terminology. However, I think it is important that most technology news sources report on the stories they are reporting. Just because a company isn’t necessarily a “technology company” doesn’t mean they aren’t doing anything to advance the use of technology in business. If anything, I think it important for both sides to be aware of what is going on in the other, if a company that makes baby food develops a brilliant new enterprise resource management system technology startups would probably benefit from hearing about it more than anyone else. Likewise, companies that aren’t necessarily in the technology business can learn how to update their practices and models. I think ultimately it comes down to the entrepreneurs and executives to realize what aspects apply and don’t apply to their business. One item we are in agreement on though, something about TechCrunch just rubs me the wrong way as well.

December 2, 2010 3:43 pm
"We will prevent terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in Autocomplete. While it’s hard to know for sure when search terms are being used to find infringing content, we’ll do our best to prevent Autocomplete from displaying the terms most frequently used for that purpose."

3:41 pm