Links for Wednesday, October 4, 2006

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  • Machinima: Text 100 in Second Life – “Like other peer to peer media such as blogs or wikis, virtual worlds connect people among common interests and ideas.” If you have 3 minutes to spare, you have to watch this!
  • NWBrickCon – “NWBrickCon 2006 will be October 6, 7 and 8, 2006 at the Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, Washington.
  • Learning in Informal and Formal Environments Center – “LIFE is a an interdisciplinary collaboration between learning scientists at the University of Washington, Stanford University, SRI International, and other institutions across the country.
  • RSS: Use, Lose, or Abuse? – “Simply put, really simple syndication isn’t simple at all. While ease of use on the consumer side—one-click subscription—is improving through aggregators like syndic8 or NewsGator, finding and using RSS feeds continues to mystify most readers. If you see that orange RSS (or XML) button and click, you get a discomfiting view of the code that makes the feed work. I don’t want to know. I just want to click, read, and go.
  • Tom Snyder: Our Application Mashup – “We measure our progress by how few clicks and operations are required for a user to accomplish common tasks using several online applications together. We predict such tasks will soon be much easier with online applications than with desktop applications.