It is late on Thursday and I am watching my favorite show -- The Daily Show with John Stewart. I am also obviously surfing the web. I just played with my first Wiki, or maybe it was a WikiWiki. I am not sure what the difference is.
I have been interacting with three extremes of media. TV = Passive "watching." Surfing = Active driving and selecting of content. Creating/Editing Content = Wiki.
Sometimes my Tivo pops up a Green Thumb. I think it expects me to interact with it some how, but I guess I am a sadly disappointing user. I pushed the Green Thumb once when Tivo made its funny noise, and I go some information on a car. I guess this is surfing meets TV.
I have to wonder. Am I ever going to see the "book" model of interaction with content through surfing morph into interaction with streaming context. What would WebSphere and our tools look like in this model? I can figure out how to interact with the content to do useful things, but the authoring seems like it would be very hard. Maybe I am just getting old and cannot break out of the type writer way of thinking.
Middleware and tools
From archive: October 2004 X