yesterday's technology tomorrow

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Example #4,464,484 of how the Internet has changed everything
Yet another example of how the world has TOTALLY TOTALLY TOTALLY changed in the last 10 years with the Internet and associated techs....

I have The Saturday Age on the table here opened but unread. So rather than moving the 1.5 meters to the other end of the table to read it I jump to the web site (from my wireless laptop using my home lan and broadband connection) and browse every 2 hours or so the breaking news and anything else that catches my fancy.

Today it is an article about Gaijin!, a magazine about cool things from Japan.

Four clicks later and I'm subscribed for the year with my free t-shirt on the way and in the draw for a DVD.

All the while I'm soundtracked to whatever is pumping out of the iPod and transmitted to the stereo by my snazzy little FM transmitter.

No way this would have been possible 10 years ago...not one bit of it..none!!!

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Playground Finder Flink Labs - Data Visualisation

neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine

Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.

Downloads etc
The Best Bagel Recipe ever
iTunes XML structure
Photo of some of my best Panetones

Neuron EcoSystem
Flink Labs
oskartex.comOskar Tex
JasmineJasmine Aurora
Playground Finder


ben at neuronwave dot com