Daily Archives: September 6, 2008


The wrong Birmingham

Yahoo’s Geo Technologies Blog comments on this amusing article from the BBC about Birmingham City Council printing 720,000 pamphlets with a skyline photo of Birmingham Alabama. WOOPS What caught my interest was the extent to which the technologies of my old employer whereonearth.com are now embedded into the Yahoo geo stack. So much so that it is now named GeoPlanet and the key identifiers of unique places are called WOEID’s. I still think WOEKeys (a […]


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Writing on Chrome and Microsoft Tim O’Reilly says The future is not like the past, and any strategy that is designed to protect the past will eventually fail The whole article is well worth a read too.