A few years ago, a British newspaper speculated on what might be the Web
equivalent of the Seven Wonders of the World, and received suggestions that
were hardly surprising: Google search, the Amazon.com e-tail portal, the eBay
auction mechanism, etc. But that was back in 1991, before Facebook, Google
Earth, and YouTube had even seen the light of day. So what sites or
applications would be on today's list?
My own nominations would probably include The Wayback Machine - hosted by The
Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that's building a digital library of
Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
My list of Web Wonders would also, for sure, feature Wikipedia.
Now all I need to do is to figure out what other five to choose. Complete
lists of seven or individual sites/apps welcome...all suggestions welcome!
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the R... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
With BigDataExpo 2012 New York (www.BigDataExpo.net), co-located with 10th
Cloud Expo, now less than a week away, what better time to remind you in
greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker
Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...
We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11
through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big
Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work,
what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transf... (more)
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)