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ad mythology

i wonder what role the kangaroo would have played in mythology (e.g. egyptian/greek) had it been known.


ad programming

programming language infrastructure should take more advantage of the net. forums for objects and methods, for error messages ... linked to sections of open source code in the language that uses the function, to irc snippets mentioning it. integrated feedback about approx. installation base of various versions and libraries.


ad community

there are a lot of sites which draw their value mostly from their community. everything they are comes from accumulating external contributions ... imdb mobygames k5 etc.
this along with the monetary interest behind the site often results in locking in of users and content. will be interesting to see how this evolves. wikipedia with it's open content will hopefully take over a lot of this market.