the empty set


Dear Macinblog reader,

You might have noticed that this weblog has been rather quiet lately. I've been rather busy with the launch of two major projects late November and early December. But most of all, I've been thinkg about the reorganisation (reunification?) of my different weblogs under a common structure.

Macinblog turned 1 on Dec 3rd, and attracts a fair amount of regular followers which entices me to continue this low bandwidth newsletter. 2004 will see a new Macinblog integrated under my corporate website. My personal weblogs need to be unified too. I currently run, and the former (MT) and (TypePad - check the mobile pix section), and have photo galleries on .Mac (

TypePad is a wonderful tool, and I recommended to anyone who doesn't want to be bothered with the installation of MovableType. MT on the other hand is my favourite weblog management system (WMS ?). It's extensibility is unique. I'll talk more about MT's uses on my new weblog next year.

All this to let you know that I haven't given up on you, but just stepped back to give all this a think, in order to address the future more efficently.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and send you all my best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Thanks for reading.

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#1 by enrique

17:54 on 20 December 2003

You must be fighting with what more and more people must be experiencing: too much online content to manage.

I am wondering if in some time someone should come up with a way of organizing all the different bits and parts that we get to scatter online.

If I take my experience, I have 3 personal blogs, 2 or 3 where I am an author, 1 wiki, 3 or 4 digital photo albums, 1 mobile phone photo album, 1 web site for my film photography, 1 corporate website and plenty of projects that I just can't commit to by lack of time. And I'm not talking about all the personal pages that I have on many web sites.

The problem now, is that what was meant to help me organize data and ideas is getting somewhat disorganized and I feel the need to have some sort of central starting point where I can have an overview on all of my data.

Maybe Apple should come up with some sort of "data hub" in reference to the concept of "digital hub" they have managed to create. See it like yet another online service that would serve as a entry point to all of your online real estate.

I don't know if this makes sense or if it is pure utopia...

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