How was Napoleon important to the development of the modern computer? That kind of question is typical of James Burke, host of the well-known Connections television series. You'll be able to find the answer to this and many other trails of connected thought on his forthcoming KnowledgeWeb project. Burke and his collaborators are creating a database with "almost infinite number of paths of exploration among people, places, things, and events." A smart web within the web.
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That's right folks... TechEvangelists is videoblogging! We aim to document and explore whatever tickles our tech-art fancy, including interviews with both under-the-radar tinkerers and your favorite Web 2.0 luminaries. For our debut video, we turned inward to our own Matt Gray (bio | blog). He bought an old stoplight on eBay and, out of sheer boredom, decided he wanted to control it with a computer. A party machine is born.
Matt promises to provide a step-by-step outline after the holidays, including schematics and the script controlling how the stoplight responds to music input.