May 15, 2003

 [John Udell's weblog says:] Somehow Eric Promislow's Amazing Baconizer escaped my attention until Eric mentioned it to me recently. Eric was co-creator of OmniMark, an ahead-of-its-time XML-oriented programming language, and is a senior developer at ActiveState. "The Baconizer," he says, "is where I go to play in your basic LABP world (I'm too lazy to replace Berkeley DB with My SQL)." I've seen a few other applications that automate the traversal of Amazon's "Customers who bought this book also bought..." links, but Eric's does so in a goal-directed way. Here, for example, is the 12-hop path from my book to my wife's book[…]

There is so much information out there, so much to do with it I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around one thing…I’m getting worried I don’t understand implications of Ebay, Google, Amazon respective web Services and I’m missing an opportunity…

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