Tag Archives: atom

RIM doesn’t get the Web

It was about 2.5 years ago now, that I joined Research in Motion – makers of the Blackberry – for what turned out to be the shortest stint of my career. I was brought in as their “Web 2.0” guy, though as part of the standards organization rather than R&D (which should have been a… Read More »

Web3S and Atom/APP

Hey, it looks like Web3S was replaced by Atom/APP. Awesome. I think “Why not Atom?” was one of my first questions of Yaron when he described Web3S to me last year. I’m confident this is for the best. In addition to Atom/APP being existing standards (with an accompanying abundance of existing tooling), Microsoft will also… Read More »

SOAP regrets

I was checking out the latest Atom Publishing Protocol draft today. It’s come a long way, and it’s surprisingly brief – thank goodness for that. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of regret though; SOAP could have been Atom.


After 4 years on Blosxom (thanks Rael!), I decided I needed something a little more user friendly, so I switched to WordPress tonight. I had a few issues, most of which were resolved without much effort, but a couple weird ones required workarounds rather than clean fixes. If you have any problems, please let me… Read More »

Spontaneous Integration

Jon Udell asks three questions about the spontaneous integration observed in his LibraryLookup project. I’ll take a stab at answering them. Why was this unexpected?. Because it wasn’t planned. 8-) In what environment would it be taken for granted?. I’d say that any environment in which it was both possible and simple. How do we… Read More »