Oliver Reichenstein (@iA) im Interview auf der #Next11 Conference in Berlin.


@iA spricht im Anschluss an seine Keynote-Speech bei der #Next11 in Berlin über “DATALove”, die Situation in Japan 2 Monate nach dem Erdbeben, die Rolle von Twitter als Echtzeit-Informationsmedium, die Produkte der http://www.informationarchitects.jp und seine Meinung zur Diskussion Web vs. App in der Verlagsbranche.

Wacchen: Instapaper for videos? I’ll give it a try

Watching video online can be hard.

Wacchen helps you collect all the videos you want to watch in one place. It’s a nice place to keep, and watch your to-be-watched videos.

Now works with Osfoora HD
An iPad twitter client

You can select videos from anywhere.

Even if we can’t isolate the video, we will keep a placeholder with a link back to the original

Really, you can pluck the video out of any webpage. Just use our bookmarklet.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen zum Thema Datenschutz in der Enquete-Kommission


“Es entstehen neue normative Verständnisse von dem, was privat und was öffentlich ist. Dieser Diskussion muss man sich stellen und nicht die Datenschutzdiskussion so stark defensiv betreiben, wie wir es in der Vergangenheit gemacht haben. (…) Wir müssen mehr dafür Sorge tragen, dass das neue Verständnis von Datenschutz und Privatheit sowie eine neue Form von Liberalität sich besser durchsetzen können und nicht starr am bürgerlichen Ideal des zu Ende gehenden 19. Jahrhunderts festhalten.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen, Lehrstuhl für Informatik und Informationswissenschaft, Universität Konstanz, ab Minute 144

The invention of the tag was a joke which became serious


At some point in the evening I mentioned that it was sad that Lynx was not going to be able to display many of the HTML extensions  that we were proposing,  I also pointed out that the only text style that Lynx could exploit given its environment was blinking text.    We had a pretty good laugh at the thought of blinking text, and talked about blinking this and that and how absurd the whole thing would be.     The evening progressed pretty normally from there, with a fair amount more drinking and me meeting the girl who would later become my first wife.

  Saturday morning rolled around and I headed into the office only to find what else but, blinking text.    It was on the screen blinking in all its glory, and in the browser.    How could this be, you might ask?   It turns out that one of the engineers liked my idea so much that he left the bar sometime past midnight, returned to the office and implemented the blink tag overnight.   He was still there in the morning and quite proud of it.

The full, quite funny story, written by the inventor: