Tag Archives: ideas

No Sweat: a startup idea

Today I was looking at my pajama pants and thinking about how they were produced. I’ve seen my sister sew fleece pajama pants and it doesn’t look very difficult. So, to make these, someone or some clothing label company decided … Continue reading

Posted in internet | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Idea: Use ChaCha’s structure for disaster relief

On the drive up to Seattle a few weeks ago, Cindy and Sarah Dopp and I were playing with ChaCha and wondering how they make money. Around here we all go “What’s your business model” right away… and then snicker. … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress plugin idea – blikify

So I was at Recent Changes Camp this weekend talking smack about blikis with some people. And I told anyone who would listen about the plugins for WordPress that help you integrate your blog with Mediawiki or other wikis. What … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

DIY: Access Hacks project

For the second year in a row, I thought of the wheelchair modification and disability access projects that could and should be at Maker Faire. I’d like to make that happen next year. At Maker Faire this year, I talked … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

If babies were all considered disabled

This morning I woke up thinking, “What if babies were treated as the disabled are treated?” What if infancy was medicalized the way that old age is medicalized? Pregnancy would be an embarrassing, extended disaster. It would mean a person … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

A culture of free as in free beer, trust, and ethical payment

The other day I was checking out the developer preview of Songbird‘s music player, and had a few ideas. Right now you can use it like a browser, reading blogs and downloading mp3s from those blogs. In about 5 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fictional layer on social networks

Here’s a fabulous idea! On social network profiles, there will be space for one’s fictional alter egos. In other words, my profile on orkut or friendster or tribe or even LinkedIn should include my past role-playing game character information. One … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some amusing ideas around Twitter

Part of the fun of Twitter is in making up stupid words with tw*tt- as the prefix. Make up the ludicrous dot-com word and the idea will follow. I am very fond of words that have sprung into being like … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trivium, twittering, gregarious behavior

twittering Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Some rambling thoughts on twitteration, or twitteritude: Twitter is fun. It’s a microblogging site; your entries are strictly limited to just a couple of lines of text. You can friend people and get their … Continue reading

Posted in Composite: Tech & Poetics | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment