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    WIKI LIBERATION

    The "wiki" form of collaborative web site, emerging dramatically with the great Wikipedia as its lead example, has to be my favorite cultural technology development of recent years.

    Wikipedia is more just an amazing collectively-created web site. It also the headliner for a huge new phenomenon in collective creativity. More than 9000 wikis hve been launched using MediaWiki, the same free, open-source software that runs Wikipedia (and that's just one of the options for wiki software).

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    GIS ALL OVER

    We are blown away by the amount of GIS data that is now available online. GIS, or Geographic Information System, data refers to a mapping database. Most people are now familiar with free mapping services such as Mapquest, Windows Live, or Google Earth, but GIS data goes well beyond that level of information.

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    Apple iPhone Takes a Greenpeace Beating — GreenOptions (blog), 2007.1017

    Bentley BIM Approach/Features Preferred over Revit — Bentley Press Release, 2007.1012

    New Web Tool Makes Carbon-Neutral Buildings Easier — Greener Buildings, 2007.1012

    The Physics Prize inside the iPod — Nature, 2007.1009

    ArchiCAD Helps "Green" Mobile Home Communities — Graphisoft Press Release, 2007.1009

    Moving Pictures — New York Times, 2007.1007

    Now You See Him, Now You Don't — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0929

    Green Building Studio V3.0 Carbon Neutral Building Design Tool Beta Release. — Green Energy News, 2007.0920

    Building Information Modeling: The Wave of the Future? — ArchNewsNow, 2007.0918

    EU Court Rules Against Microsoft — Financial Times, 2007.0917

    'Virtual Tour' for Thames Bridge — BBC News, 2007.0910

    GPS Helps Secure Bridge — ConstrucTech, 2007.0906

    Green Building Studio Delivers First Carbon Neutral Building Design Training — Green Building Studio Press Release, 2007.0905

    Panel Rejects Microsoft’S Open Format — New York Times, 2007.0905

    ISO Votes to Reject Microsoft's Open XML as Standard — Computerworld, 2007.0904

    Village Pleads to Be Wiped Off Sat-Nav Map — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0902

    SketchUp Pro 6 — MacWorld, 2007.0830

    Nine Projects Capture BIM Awards — AIArchitect, 2007.0824

    Google Sky Puts on a Great Show — Nature, 2007.0823

    Squeezing Green from the Data Center — ZD Net, 2007.0821

    Sun Microsystems Completes Energy Efficient Datacenters — Sun Press Release, 2007.0821

    A House That's Just Unreal — New York Times, 2007.0809

    Adobe Names Design Award Winners — San Jose Business Journal, 2007.0803

    Autodesk Downgraded to 'Neutral' — New Ratings, 2007.0802

    Game Worlds Show Their Human Side — BBC News, 2007.0727

    Shortlisted Architect Hits Out at Timid British Building Culture — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0726

    Laser Mapping Tool Traces Ancient Sites — San Francisco Chronicle, 2007.0722

    Engineers Discover Natural 'Workbench' for Nanoscale Construction — ScienceDaily, 2007.0718

    Bluebeam PDF Revu 5.5 Released — Bluebeam Press Release, 2007.0717

    Computer Modeling Smoothes a Dam Hard Job — Wired, 2007.0713

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