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Category: GoodReadings

Six Degrees of Separation

Just the other day, I was casually giving a somewhat silly, but true example of how the Six degrees of separation can be found true in the real world.

The Social Life of Routers is a story on how researchers are applying the same principles for routing Internet packets.

The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You

Wired has an article titled “The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You” which contains a nice Flash movie showing the life-cycle of your blog posts. Though, it doesn’t reveal any unknown secrets, but a good quick brush-up for you, and a good source to know about it for those who are not aware of it.


Cell phones taking on many roles, transforming market, generation

This article here is a nice read on the near ubiquitousness of Cell phones.

DNA seen through the eyes of a coder

Its amazing how almost everything can be explained so easily in terms of coding terminologies.

This article “DNA seen through the eyes of a coder” is one such article which makes it a point to see that if you love coding, and especially if you are acquainted with the Unix/Linux programming jargon- that you actually end up reading the article in one breathe

Its highly engrossing, fun and very very informative!

Introducing Wikinomics

DDJ has got this article “Wikinomics and a World of Change” which introduces Wikinomics as quoted by Don Tapscott, co-author with Anthony D. Williams of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.

Wikinomics is the new art and science of collaboration that demands that business leaders think differently about how to compete and be profitable. This is more than open source, social networking, so-called crowdsourcing, smart mobs, crowd wisdom, or other ideas that touch upon the subject. Rather, we are talking about deep changes in the structure and modus operandi of the corporation and our economy, based on new competitive principles such as openness, peering, sharing, and acting globally.