13 February 2007

Web 2.0 explained

Today I came across this great video on YouTube. I guess it's one of the best viewed video's on YouTube since it has nearly 1,000,000 views. The video tries not just to explain Web 2.0 within 5 minutes, but shows your how the web has evolved from the 90's until now.

I have the feeling that for a non-IT related person the first three minutes of the video raise more questions than it answers, but the overall impression is understandable for everyone. The tempo of the video is quite fast, so you do have to keep up the pace, but it's really worth your 5 minutes.

The video was created by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. There is a lot more to this video then just explaining the evolving web. Especially at the end of the video he raises a couple of good questions. I think you will find this video worth looking at.

10 February 2007

Upgrading from Dapper to Edgy

I finally found some time to update my Ubuntu installation from Dapper to Edgy. I was a little bit concerned about the upgrade after reading Jeremy's blogpost. I'm glad I did not face Jeremy's problems. My update went very smooth and even with my own Beryl installation in Dapper everything still worked like a charm after the upgrade.

The only thing I did was follow Method A of the guide presented on the Ubuntu Forums.

My impression so far: Edgy is cool!