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Nerds are the same the world over. Posted on 09/05/2002.

Is the lesson of today. I spent the entire day, cooped up in my hotel, working on a report for the client. Didn't get out until this evening, when Jun came by to get me and take me out to a nabe dinner near where I'm staying. He gathered a bunch of friends of his, so there we were, 6 guys, sitting on a tatami floor, slurping udon and talking about....


Online communities.

Information architecture.


Demonstrations of applications using VRML (one guy opened his laptop and fired it up during the meal).




Dinner was good. Nabe-style food is prepared by the diners in an iron bowl over a flame at the table, and eaten family-style. We had udon with various meats and vegetables.

The most exciting part--placing the live shrimp into the hot broth, the little sucker freaked out (to be expected), startling me, and somehow he sprang out of the bowl and onto the table. (I don't know if it was my doing or his).

The meal ended at a Caffe Veloce, a chain of coffee houses. At 11pm, the establishment played "Auld Lang Syne," which Jun informed me is the standard way of telling the customers, "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!" In Tokyo, every day is New Years Eve!

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I'm boy genius;) who demos VRML rythm box.
Thank you told me about "movable type" and its "track back" system.

I couldn't understand that enough deeply becouse I saw the site olny a couple of minutes. But my feeling is "A-ha, that's good, but my vision is more wide".

I think about weblog in P2P architecture, by personal clients(phone,PDA,PC) and many local servers(PC,Home server) works cooperate with.
It may be durable and low-cost than "hub", central server architecture,
and more easy than pure P2P, forces any peers online anytime.
Posted by Kinoko(Kouji Kinoshita) @ 09/06/2002 09:53 AM PST [link to this comment]

Am I Jakob Nielson or NOt?
Posted by Pickle Tickle @ 09/08/2002 06:02 AM PST [link to this comment]

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