Friday, January 12, 2007

wireless recharging is here!

I was discussing the idea of devices recharging themselves from ambient radio waves (of which there are obviously plenty) with some friends a couple of years ago. I was generally looked at with doubtful eyes and there was plenty of chuckling going on.

A friend of mine just blogged about a company doing precisely this; Powercast. Granted they're not using ambient noise (yet), but they're doing it; wireless battery recharging from up to 30' away in some specialized cases. Too cool!

wireless recharging is here!

I was discussing the idea of devices recharging themselves from ambient radio waves (of which there are obviously plenty) with some friends a couple of years ago. I was generally looked at with doubtful eyes and there was plenty of chuckling going on.

A friend of mine just blogged about a company doing precisely this; Powercast. Granted they're not using ambient noise (yet), but they're doing it; wireless battery recharging from up to 30' away in some specialized cases. Too cool!

wireless recharging is here!

I was discussing the idea of devices recharging themselves from ambient radio waves (of which there are obviously plenty) with some friends a couple of years ago. I was generally looked at with doubtful eyes and there was plenty of chuckling going on.

A friend of mine just blogged about a company doing precisely this; Powercast. Granted they're not using ambient noise (yet), but they're doing it; wireless battery recharging from up to 30' away in some specialized cases. Too cool!

Friday, January 5, 2007

me.dium nomenclature

I find it interesting how groups of people produce nomenclature specific to things the group is doing. The words that pop out of software companies are always funny to consider outside the walls of the company itself. Not that me.dium was the first to use these terms, but I thought I'd jot down some of the funny ones that have surfaced over here.

Friending (v) - the process of two users becoming friends.
Auto-Friending (v) - the process of two users automatically becoming friends in the system (e.g. userA invited userB to the system).
Friend-requesting (v) - the process of a user asking another user to be their friend.
Invitor (n) - a user who has invited another to me.dium.
Invitee (n) - a person who has been invited to me.dium.
Blue People (n) - anonymous people surfing the internet.
Yellow People (n) - friends surfing the internet.
Orange Person (n) - me surfing the internet.

Anyway, it's funny listening to a bunch of people using these words/phrases all day long.

I remember when "URL" was a new one back in the Netscape days.

me.dium nomenclature

I find it interesting how groups of people produce nomenclature specific to things the group is doing. The words that pop out of software companies are always funny to consider outside the walls of the company itself. Not that me.dium was the first to use these terms, but I thought I'd jot down some of the funny ones that have surfaced over here.

Friending (v) - the process of two users becoming friends.
Auto-Friending (v) - the process of two users automatically becoming friends in the system (e.g. userA invited userB to the system).
Friend-requesting (v) - the process of a user asking another user to be their friend.
Invitor (n) - a user who has invited another to me.dium.
Invitee (n) - a person who has been invited to me.dium.
Blue People (n) - anonymous people surfing the internet.
Yellow People (n) - friends surfing the internet.
Orange Person (n) - me surfing the internet.

Anyway, it's funny listening to a bunch of people using these words/phrases all day long.

I remember when "URL" was a new one back in the Netscape days.

me.dium nomenclature

I find it interesting how groups of people produce nomenclature specific to things the group is doing. The words that pop out of software companies are always funny to consider outside the walls of the company itself. Not that me.dium was the first to use these terms, but I thought I'd jot down some of the funny ones that have surfaced over here.

Friending (v) - the process of two users becoming friends.
Auto-Friending (v) - the process of two users automatically becoming friends in the system (e.g. userA invited userB to the system).
Friend-requesting (v) - the process of a user asking another user to be their friend.
Invitor (n) - a user who has invited another to me.dium.
Invitee (n) - a person who has been invited to me.dium.
Blue People (n) - anonymous people surfing the internet.
Yellow People (n) - friends surfing the internet.
Orange Person (n) - me surfing the internet.

Anyway, it's funny listening to a bunch of people using these words/phrases all day long.

I remember when "URL" was a new one back in the Netscape days.