Semantic Studios

Ambient Findability “I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime.

What’s surprising is how close we are to making this impossibly strange dream a reality. Ambient interfaces, sensors and small tech are about to intertwingle the physical and virtual worlds in shocking ways that will make history of the Diamond Age.” [via Tomalak]

Low down and too expensive:

Youngsters in the mood to spurn the trombone: “Musicians and teachers say the future of several instruments is at risk as pupils choose cheaper options.” Other instruments including the bassoon and the double bass — in fact, the entire bass range of the orchestra, the largest and thus most expensive instruments — are also “endangered.” The British government is planning a rescue campaign. Guardian UK [via Spike]