Month: February 2008


Webware is a useful site if for no other reason it lists most of the best web-based applications. It’s interesting to consider how many web-based applications we’re using, or, better put, how many internet-based applications we’re using because there’s a difference, or better put, how many applications we’re using that in some way deal with the internet.

Here’s my list as of this morning anyway, including computer based applications that I use to deal with the internet:

Computer (Mac) based
Safari: web browser
NetNewsWire: newsreader (RSS)
MarsEdit: weblog publishing tool
iTunes: music player, digitizer, music store
Transmit: FTP utility (file transfers)
TextMate: text editor for web pages, more
iChat text, audio, video chat
flickr uploader application for uploading images to flickr

Web based
flickr photo sharing community
Google Maps maps, directions, satelite views
Gmail web-based email
Writeboard collaborative writing


Judith Jamison Announces Retirement

Judith Jamison Announces Retirement

Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, announced on Thursday that she would retire in 2011. She plans to maintain her connection to the company, which she joined as a dancer in 1965, as artistic director emerita.

Appointed just weeks after the death of Alvin Ailey, the troupe’s founder, in December 1989, Ms. Jamison (pronounced JAM-ih-son) continued building the organization into what is arguably the world’s most successful modern-dance troupe. Under her leadership, the company built a gleaming new $56 million headquarters at Ninth Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan.

I remember seeing this dance troup when she was principle dancer. She’s a national treasure.

PBS ran a great documentary on this dance troup: Dance in America: Beyond the Steps: Alvin Aley American Dance Theater.