"...I find my time in Cambridge endlessly fascinating. I was thinking about Ben [ Franklin ] as I watched Steve Garfield interview Dan Bricklin. Bricklin was the co-inventor of Visicalc, the first spreadsheet application, a piece of software which brought about business computing as we know it. His newest invention is wikiCalc, a wiki spreadsheet. Documents created with wikiCalc look like formatted spreadsheets, but are editable like wiki pages...
Armed with a video camera and a mic emblasoned with the logo of video blog Rocketboom, Steve Garfield followed Bricklin through a demo, contextualizing the significance of a wiki spreadsheet for his video podcast audience. I realized that I was watching Garfield help invent citizen video journalism while Bricklin invents wiki spreadsheets."
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Inventing Citizen Journalism
Ethan Zuckerman writes about his time at the Berkman center yesterday in, Happy Birthday, Ben!:
Video coming soon...This video captures the moment.