robert scoble is blogging while waiting online for an iphone in palo alto. i saw his photo on the front cover of the express this morning (pdf) and got all geeked up. the blog is a great read because the line in palo alto is a who’s who of compu-hipsters. bill atkinson, the pioneer apple software developer who wrote macpaint and hpercard is there telling tales from the old days. steve gillmor is also there.

Egyptologists think they have Hatshepsut’s mummy in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings. A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Kind of ironic timing, we were just in Philly over the weekend where we saw the Tutankahamun exhibit at the Franklin Institute. It was mobbed and very dark, so our small kids didn’t enjoy it so much, but we did get to enjoy some of it before we spent several hours in the Train Factory exhibit — which was quite obviously a major hit. Meanwhile, here is an excellent Flash presentation of the February 1923 edition of National Geographic: At the Tomb of Tutankhamen. I saw Tut when it was on tour 30 years ago and I[…]

Amay Gahran has posted a great item about Slate’s public discussion forum, The Fray at Poynter Online’s E-Media Tidbits Blog. Slate launched a new Fray on June 4th after asking the users how to Fix the Fray. Given Poynter’s audience, Amy asks “What can news organizations learn from the Fray?” But really, EVERYONE PUBLISHING ONLINE can learn something from this.

we saw this piece, big red moose, by linda taynahza, when we were at sundance this winter and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. so we contacted her recently and completed the purchase today. when we first got together, gabriella and i stated an intention to get one piece of art a year. the last piece we bought was jazzyG, a metal sculpture by dc artist robert cole, which we got around the time of our anniversary last year.

I’ve become very interested in the concept of attention economy since Steve Rubel posted “The Attention Crash” on his Micro Persuasion blog. The one constant we have is time. While we are preaching about non-linear storytelling and interactive experiences to break out of linear narratives, we can’t escape that time is a linear constant. as we talk about eye share and mind share conceptually, time share isn’t really on the table. nor is it a sleazy condo in redondo beach, but that’s another story. hypercommunicators are in danger of attention crash. how long can it be sustained, or is there a point of acclimatization when your personal bandwidth gets used to it. will subsequent generations have more capacity to communicate[…]