A blog about social, economic and spiritual networking

Friday, July 30, 2004

Social Networking in the Comics

David Teten posts at Online Business Networks about Cartoons and Social Networks.

I particularly liked this one:

Maybe now you have a hint as to why my site is called "Spiderware.com".

Monday, July 19, 2004

ColoGeo announces Mobile Server technology

ColoGeo is currently developing MobServer™, its mobile server technology. MobServer™ is a mobile server solution currently being developed in several form factors with an eye toward mobility and portability.

The most compact platform currently being developed in the MobServer™ family is a PDA-sized unit that incorporates server technology in both WiFi and Bluetooth wireless environments. Future versions of the compact MobServer™ will be even smaller.

Larger MobServer™ units, designed to be carried in backpacks or handbags, are also under development. The units have greater capacity to serve hundreds of simultaneous users.

A 12 volt-powered version of MobServer™ is also being developed for use in cars, trucks, buses and boats.

ColoGeo is dedicated to providing mobile server computing solutions, conversations and interactions in local environments. For more information about the potential impact of the convergence of emerging mobile communications and computing, read SmartMobs, or visit http://www.smartmobs.com. ColoGeo is not affiliated in any way with SmartMobs or Howard Rheingold.

Monday, July 12, 2004

New Company Launched to Bring Locale-based Ubiquitous Computing to the Marketplace

I am announcing today the launch of a new company called ColoGeo. ColoGeo will bring locale-based, ubiquitous computing to the marketplace.

ColoGeo will bring together the world's brightest thinkers (and investors) in the area of location-aware computing, ad hoc networking, wearable computers, personal servers, Bluetooth, Wifi and sensor technology.

Check out the company website at http://www.cologeo.com for more details and to post your ideas and comments.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Standby for a MAJOR Announcement on Monday

Some of you may be wondering where I've been over the last few weeks. I have been putting the finishing touches on the start of something new, something exciting, that I believe will change the world. And I will announce it on Monday.

As many of you know, I am a serial entrepreneur and have a passion for seeing technology used for the benefit of all. Many of you also know that I am an avid student and advocate of social networking systems, such as LinkedIn, Ryze, and Ecademy and have been blogging about the convergence of new technologies such as location-aware, wireless and ubiquitous computing.

I hope you will tune in on Monday for my announcement.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Seeing the Light in Sudan

This morning I saw the front page story in USAToday regarding the worsening conditions in Sudan. One of the biggest solvable health problems in Sudan is blindness due to Trachoma. Trachoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.

According to the World Health Organization, Trachoma affects the poorest of the poor, is highly contagious, and spreads through contact with eye discharge from an infected person and through transmission by eye-seeking flies. After years of repeated infection, the inside of the eyelid may be scarred so severely that the eyelid turns inward and the bristly lashes rub on the surface of the eyeball, scratching it. If untreated this condition leads to blindness.

child getting antibioticsInfected children need to be treated with antibiotics; adults with trichiasis need lid surgery. You can stop the cycle of trachoma, one of the most common diseases in the world. It affects 146 million men, women and especially children in the world. You can treat 50 children with trachoma-fighting antibiotics for just $50.

Dr. Sture Nyholm, an ophthalmologist, and his wife, Eunice, originally from Finland, are stationed full-time in Kenya and southern Sudan, treating eye conditions and preventing blindness due to Trachoma and other causes. They are true heroes. May God bless all that they do.

You can support their work in Sudan by giving here.