Online Information 2009, day 3

Back at Online 2009 on Thursday, to take part in the closing panel: "Cloud Computing, Open Source and Semantics: Content and Search Predictions", moderated by Stephen Arnold. We only touched on four of the ten controversial themes Stephen had prepared: we talked a lot about how 'Google pressure' will affect the market, how XML isn't necessarily the universal panacea for representing data, on the growth of rich m...Continue reading

Online Information 2009, day 1

I visited the Online Information exhibition yesterday at Olympia. My first impression was that the exhibition area was very quiet - and a few of the exhibitors agreed with me. The current financial situation would seem the obvious cause. At previous shows exhibitors have given away all kinds of freebies, from bags, to mini mice, to branded juggling balls....but this year you'd be lucky if you came away with a couple of free pens and a boiled swe...Continue reading