Like clockwork each January the Ringling circus comes through town. Tradition demands the "Greatest Show on Earth" continue with trapezes and tigers. But competition from the likes of Cirque du Soleil demands more technology. So last year Ringling gave up the tradition of the three rings and added a jumbo video screen and much more interactive format.
"It is an electric bus designed to be able to switch seamlessly
between ordinary roads and dedicated supertracks, on which it can reach
speeds of 250kph (155mph). It could thus present an alternative to much
more expensive magnetic-levitation trains"
"With more than two years of experience and statistical and behavioral
analysis into the patterns of how legitimate content is submitted and
promoted--represented by over 1,200,000 content submissions and
50,000,000 Diggs to date--we have a very detailed understanding of the
New York Times on how NetFlix has changed the brick and mortar video rental store and how digital downloads will change it even more. In fact, Robert Scoble thinks both are due for some shocks as P2P downloads grow.
"When Steve Jobs demonstrated Apple's new phone at Macworld recently,
the feature that elicited the most "oohs" and "aahs" from the audience
was the touch-screen interface: it allowed more than one touch at a
"But the full power of multi-touch technology might be unleashed in screens far larger than those on phones."