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Slow food, small data

By chris mcdowall.

I recently spoke at the New Zealand National Digital Forum (view on Slideshare). This blog post covers some of the things I discussed.

In August, Max Ogden, an American developer and open web advocate, tweeted this: "I would love for 'small data' to be the 'slow food' of the internet".

Slow Food Tweet Crop

At the time I thought, "Right on. That’s a really interesting idea." Then I did what most of us do on Twitter when we see something poignant. I re-tweeted it, I even favourited it… and then I forgot all about...

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combo sky and aerials

By natlib.
I have Sky digital with a built in freeview TV so I pick up and sky and Freeview on our main tv. We also have two TVs in other locations through the house which are connected solely to tv aerial. How do I integrate the other TVs into my existing sky satillite dish to pick up Freeview or do I get a seperate freeview box for my other TV system.

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A day in the life of Dan, the Harvester Man

By dan.
Harvest Time

This is my first blogpost.  Hi, I'm Dan.  I'm a content analyst in the DigitalNZ team, but people around here call me "The Harvester Guy".

Most people (including me before I started here) associate the word "harvester" with those big agricultural combine harvester things. If you do a google image search for "harvester" you get a pretty awesome assortment of these machines, with all sorts of different attachments, shapes and sizes for harvesting a variety of different crops. I...

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These are a few of my favourite (Mix and Mash) things

By fiona.

I’ve recently emerged from 7 months immersed in the second Mix and Mash – the great New Zealand remix and mashup competition.  Mix and Mash challenges people to build something completely new by reusing existing NZ digital content and data. This year over 100 entrants, including an entire primary school class, vied for $50,000 in cash and prizes.  

DigitalNZ runs Mix and Mash because we want to:

  • see more New Zealand content and data used in innovative and surprising...

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