blogging 1999 till 2007
schöne Seite.... Kai Krause, 9 Jun 2001
31 Dec 2007
This blog started as in 1999. You know, the term "weblog" hadn’t been coined yet. It‘s time to continue with a bunch of new blogs which are more focussed than this page.as the author said:
It is my hope that people will not take what is said in the film as the truth, but find out for themselves, for truth is not told, it is realized.
22 Oct 2007
...das Beobachten und Regulieren der Grenze zwischen Rot und Blau. (Siehe meine Notizen zum Vortrag: Kulturbeobachtung – ein Element dynamikrobuster Höchstleistung von Dr. Gerhard Wohland)
The Meaning is the Message
28 Sep 2007
A smart summary of Marshall McLuhans theories:
Der Schwabe Darth Vader entdeckt das Virale Marketing
29 Aug 2007
Gefunden auf DabbleSläsch
Capturing Satellite Feeds
10 Aug 2007Brian Springer: Spin
This is what happens if presidential condidates are on air without being aware of it.
New Google group on History of Informatics
20 Apr 2007
At MEDICHI — last week in Klagenfurt — we decided to continue the conversations on the history of informatics online. Please join us at the new MEDICHI google group to share your insights and participate in the discussions.
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Ein Film von Peter Haas und Silvia Holzinger um das Leben und Werk Joseph Weizenbaums. 80 min DVD, 2006
Ein berührendes Portrait des Menschen Joseph Weizenbaum. Wenn man sein berufliches Leben, seine Bücher und Überzeugungen kennt, ist der Film eine ganz liebevolle Hommage. Wenn man Weizenbaum noch nicht kennt, dann wird man durch "Rebel at Work" angeregt "Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft" zu lesen und hört dann den Autor selbst zu einem sprechen. Jeder Informatiker sollte den Film mal gesehen haben.
Il Mare Film works on a portait on Joseph Weizenbaum. The German DVD is available for EUR 23,40. The English version will follow in a couple of months. – Trailer:
- Wir werden Bediener, ZDFmediathek März 2005
- Das Gefühl kann man unmöglich programmieren, Computer Zeitung 23. Okt. 2006
- Militär treibt massiv den IT-Fortschritt an, Computer Zeitung 30. Okt. 2006
Kai Krause über seine Freundschaft zu Douglas Adams
20 Jul 2006im Interview von Marcel Magis
Juggling VideosKai and his gang in his gallery.
86 Kakapos left in the world
The kakapo is a bird out of time. If you look one in its large, round, greeny-brown face, it has a look of serenely innocent incomprehension that makes you want to hug it and tell it that everything will be all right, though you know that it probably will not be. – Douglas Adams, 1990
Google's PageRank Explained and how to make the most of it by Phil Craven
A Survey of Google's PageRank by eFactory
PageRank.net – Provides search engine optimization tools for improving search engine rankings and increasing Web traffic. Includes news on specific search engines.
What is The Message?
Capturing the World
2 Jan 2005
Someone keeps stealing my letters...
At 31.01.2005, Robert Cailliau wrote:
What the hell is that....! I'll explore.
At 01.02.2005, J.O. Bugental wrote:
Thanks! That bunch of letters reminds me of one of my night-time horror phantasies. These days, "bad dreams" always seem to involve massive frustration when I'm trying to do something. I don't even fall any more. What would Dr. Freud say to that? -JO
Christina Aguilera sings “Hello”The site Follow your own star offered a free mp3 of Christina Aguilera’s song Hello:
What took so long?Robert Taylor, a father of the net looks back and asks, “What took so long?”; by David Plotnikoff, Mercury News, March 2000
Robert Cailliau's dabblings on the Web
Robert Cailliau - coinventor of the Web - shares his thoughts on the web.
Net's moving into Iron Age
Internet pioneer and steward Vint Cerf contends that the Net is still early in its evolution, in the process of moving from a figurative stone age to an iron age. In his Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Cerf discusses the Internet's future and outlines his views on spam, privacy, IPv6 and interplanetary networking. He also answers the question, "Who should run the Internet?"
The Internet is a reflection of our society. And that mirror is going to be reflecting what we see. If we do not like what we see in that mirror the problem is not to fix that mirror. We have to fix society. - Vint Cerf
Vinton Cerf: Net's moving into Iron Age (26 minutes video)
8 Jun 2004
surfmind.com/musings/ by Andy Edmonds
21 Mar 2004Wake-Up Call for Europe Tech by Frank Schirrmacher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2000; plus letters from Steward Brand, Kai Krause, Charles Simonyi and more.
10 Mar 2004Beth Perry collected a lot of backgound information on web conferencing at Web Conference Depot.
At least Edward Tufte came to the conclusion that Powerpoint is not the ultimate ratio for presentations. In fact his Wired article is entitled Powerpoint is Evil. See also to NYTimes article Powerpoint makes you dumb.
Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
15 Dec 2003
A Keyword Map of the Whole Internet
30 Nov 2003
met with Mark Federman, chief strategist from the McLuhan Institute in Toronto. Some of his excelent papers are published under creative commons – the equivalent to open source for creative work (wich does not mean that coding is not a creative task).
- see also: What is The Message?
16 Nov 2003
keos.com - Arts vertical portal, a small but high quality web directory
21 Oct 2003
Ianus Keller at ID SudioLab, University of Delft
In case you want to know why I chose red as default link color
11 Jun 2003
How will machines interact with humans?
5 Jun 2003
Lots of resources on Natural Interaction.org
Best Blonde Joke Ever
5 May 2003
Anti Spam Initiative
27 Apr 2003
The scale and effect of the spam epidemic leads us to suggest that spam is no longer simply a nuisance, but is a type of information security problem. Therefore, we must undertake systematic efforts to understand and analyze the problem and propose solutions. – Paul Judge
Contribute your spam to spamarchive.org
Dont't Panic! H2G2 is here
14 Mar 2003
Welcome to H2G2, the earth edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Internet Killed the Video Star
So You Wanna...
27 Jan 2003
What happened with all the talented guys around Kai Krause? My page MetaTools, MetaCreations, Meta...? tells some hints and links.
Imagine to search the first four billion binary digits of Pi for a specific string! Fine, do it at
The Idea Basket
11 Aug 2002
Edition May 2002:
The Commercial Feasibility of a Next-Generation User Interface at The Idea Basket
The goto statement considered harmul – in memorian
6 Aug 2002
Today Edsger W. Dijkstra passed away. Sometime he provided his own epitaph:
I mean, if ten years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualise that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself, ’Dijkstra would not have liked this’ — well, that would be enough immortality for me.
21 Jun 2002
To improve our collective ability to solve the world's problems we must harvest the immense promise and power of technology. The mouse is just the first step – Doug Engelbart
Web Usability Resources
10 Mar 2002
Ressourcen zu Web Usability von Ursula Schulz (Uni Bremen)
James Kalbach on…
23 Feb 2002
or find more by James Kalbach.
Jacob Nielsen "fan" site
23 Jan 2002
In Search of the Post-PC Interface
22 Jan 2002
- The Ultimate Interface
- The Ideal Search Interface
- Showcase Of Data Visualization Techniques
- The Ideal Search Interface
referenced by NooFace:
- Project Oxygen - MIT's ubiquitous computing effort is taking technology out of the box.
KnownSpace: Personalized Data Mapping
Alan Cooper says, «Navigating isn't fun. […] Users don't want to waste time solving the mystery of where resources and information are hidden. […] To the user, each successive screen is the equivalent of a new window or dialog in conventional software. My axiom is: "A window is another room. Have a good reason to go there.»
18 Aug 2001
Weblog eines Seminars an der FH Aachen/FB Design
- map of the internet
Truth, Beauty, and the User Interface: Notes on the Aesthetics of Information
- How many Pennies would it take to fill the Empire State Building?
The Clock of the Long Now
A mechanical clock for the next 10,000 years, that will tick once a year and chime every 1,000. «The idea of the Clock is to encourage long-term thinking, which is in short supply these days.» [Stewart Brand]
I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. I sense that I am alive at a time of important change, and I feel a responsibility to make sure that the change comes out well. I plant my acorns knowing that I will never live to harvest the oaks.
I have hope for the future.
Digital data lasts forever, or for 5 years - which ever comes first. [Stewart Brand held a talk the Unfinished Revolution Symposion (session III)]
Webauftritt der Byteburg
18 Jul 2001
Kai Krause und sein Team starten die Site zur Byteburg.
How to Learn Anything
12 Jul 2001
Ted Nelson in Dream Machines, page 42.
Kristen Nygaard: "Those Were the Days"? or "Heroic Times Are Here Again"? IRIS Opening Speech, 1996
Squeak for the rest of us
7 Jun 2001
The Squeak plug-in is shipping! (dazu eine Kurzintro von Marcus Denker)
May the Best Interface Win!
28 May 2001
Well-written software doesn't require that people bend their behavior to the fancy of the machine; it responds productively to the quirks and foibles of its human users. […] letting people type spaces in credit-card numbers and even letting people type the letters "O" and "l" for the numbers "0" and "1" isn't rocket science.
Antarctica – 3D maps of the Web
23 May 2001
An XML father maps the Web in 3D on CNN.com, Nov 20, 2000
“So long, and thanks for all the fish”
11 May 2001
Douglas Adams is dead – douglasadams.com
All your bases are belong to us
9 May 2001
and the origin at
enjoyable experience, hell, why not?
4 Apr 2001
From: Donald A. Norman
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001
Sender: "ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion)" <CHI-WEB@ACM.ORG>
Several (private) correspondents have asked me for websites I do like. So let me surprise you all and suggest
Now, mind you, I was told about this on the grounds that it would be worse than the Philips site:
I did, and I kind of like it. It is funky, weird, but so what? It is fun. Now who or what DSW is or does is beyond me, but in terms of an enjoyable experience, hell, why not? and hey, I can escape.
About CHI-WEB: http://www.sigchi.org/web/
Cleanig up the User Interface
3 Mar 2001
by Tim Berners-Lee
28 Feb 2001
The Mojave Phone Booth Site, rrrrring… in the middle of nowhere
The Yale Web Style Guide
27 Feb 2001
Hot Design Tips on Site Building
22 Feb 2001
- People hate to wait.
- People hate to scroll.
- People hate to read.
- People would rather scroll than wait.
- People would rather wait than read.
- People are not necessarily rational or consistent, but sometimes they are.
more at webmonkey: Site Building
Der Ultimate Trash Site Award
Unübertroffen die Seite von Taxi Boldt.
Dave Siegel on Web Site Design
13 Feb 2001
And “follow the fish” at Creating Killer Web Sites
Und ewig grüßt das Murmeltier
2 Feb 2001
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2, 2001, which means we’re in for another six weeks of winter weather.
11 Jan 2001
Customer: “I have a teer to teer network.”
From: Dan Smith
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:08:59 -0500
Subject: Pretty funny site with HI implications
The point is not just that it's funny, but a lot of the responses are really not stupid at all... it's a case of "blaming the victim." […]
In the year 2001 _everyone_ proceeds by just using the system and developing a mental model by intuition. Reading this stuff does help me understand the kind of (faulty) mental models the average person is likely to build up.
10 Jan 2001by John Seely Brown and Pail Duguid.
From: Bryan Moss
Subject: Re: MacWorld keynote and new UI stuff from Apple
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001
Customisable toolbars (everyone may well be different, but unlike personal files, toolbars have a more social role: it's very difficult for people to solve computer problems unless they have some common ground to work from.
[The book] offers many useful insights into this sort of thing. I think the idea of customisation in the interface is a perfect example of ignoring social factors and looking at computers and their users in isolation.
What Questions Have Disappeared?
TreeMaps at SmartMoney
26 Oct 2000
IM mit Kai Krause am 8.6.2001
MetaKai: der Smartmoney site ist nicht schlecht... der typ hat andere neat things gemacht.
iele kleine programme musste mal tiefer rein
Interview with Tor Kristensen, Digital Web Magazine, Dez 1999
User Experience and Interface Design
23 Aug 2000
http://msdn.microsoft.com/ui/ – consider the source!
web typography – som elink so finteres t
At 21.07.2000, Phil Clevenger wrote:
Thanks for the links :)
Typographic I think is the best, Angry Monkey I have seen and there are things about it that I like. Quiet Time falls apart the fastest and ultimately leaves me feeling rather empty... those guys need more tim eto figure out who they are...
As always it is a pleasure to be reminded that there are others in this world who are pursuing the same goals. I am glad we are staying in touch, (…)
OK cheers until sometime soonish!!
Build your own comic
29 Jun 2000
Angry Monkey’s Build Yer Own Comic
skins vs. epidermites
17 Apr 2000
An article about skins. Skin Cancer by Greg Knauss
and another about the Open Source movement
It's the User, Stupid by Mike KuniavskySan Francisco
At 19.04.2000, Phil Clevenger wrote:
Thanks very much for the excellent articles. I have forwarded them to several colleagues. We should keep a dialog ongoing. There is so much info out there, it is hard to keep up sometimes... even going to Tog's site and Jakob Nielsen's and others...s o much time... yikes. A good word from a trusted friend is the best hotlink I think. (…)
Pliant Research “A Better Mythology for System Design”
This talk – held at BayCHI – looks at tensions between the current design philosophy implicit in “classical” computer science, and the needs of social systems. We explore the roots and rationale for the current design philosophy. Based on this analysis we suggest two research agendas to resolve this tension: one with immediate payoffs focused on “fixing” current design approaches, and one with longer term payoffs focused on developing new fundamental computing techniques.
Ever wanted to know why the original W3C logo is green?
’cause Robert Cailliau’s a synaesthetic – Some personal data about Robert Cailliau: A strange thing...
The last page of the Internet
At 28.04.2000, Ted Nelson wrote:
Very cute.Very cute.
Best, Ted N.
At 02.05.2000, Robert Cailliau wrote:
Yes, we know this. You are only the third to send me this URL, so there must be a real crowd now playing outside. Maybe I'll go join them...
At 28.04.2000, Horst Oberquelle wrote:
nach der Seite hatte ich schon vergeblich gesucht.
At 28.04.2000, Ralf Moeller wrote:
What is the first page in the internet?