Wired News has an article about people building their own wireless broadband WAN’s: Free The Wireless Net!. I don’t see myself doing stuff like this, but I can imagine a cable network operator being interested – if only because it might allow them to reach into more remote regions without costly installations.
Another new term here for you: the metabrowser. If you want to see one in action, go visit Quickbrowse (www.quickbrowse.com). Basically, a metabrowser allows you to condense your own collection of “frequently visited webpages” into a single page, just for you. Quickbrowse will update the contents of your page each time you want it to. Neat trick, especially because your “meta-page” will stay on the Web, so always have it with you when surfing. I should mention two tools that can be used to do another form of metabrowsing, in that they allow you to collect (parts of) webpages and catalogue them: iHarvest (www.iharvest.com) and IBM’s ActiveNotebook.
Do you live in Belgium? Then you know that we are having local elections on October 8, 2000. I recommend www.lanoye.be for a good laugh, especially if you care about Antwerp! For background information, have a look at www.vub.ac.be/POLI/elections/: this site intends to publish all election results since 1830…
I came upon another slew of Mac OS X related web sites, so let me remind you of the story of the porting of Frontier to Mac OS X at Mac OS X Carbon (macosxcarbon.editthispage.com). I will put the other references in the appropriate spot.
Since our regional television broadcasting corporation (VRT) is going to launch an interactive multimedia division, I thought to have a look at what the BBC is already doing on that terrain. Thus, I stumbled upon BBC Online – Education, a glorious collection of educational links for all ages, covering all sorts of learning, from astronomy to the Welsh language.