The following is a sampling of my top ten "urls" for the past week or so. By signing up with Furl (it's free), anyone can subscribe to an e-mail feed of ALL my urls (about 100-250 per week) -- AND limit by subject (e.g., ITO) and/or rating (e.g., articles rated "Very Good" or "Excellent"). It's also possible to receive new urls as an RSS feed. However, if you'd like to receive a daily feed of my urls but do NOT want to sign up with Furl, I can manually add your name to my daily Furl distribution list. (And if you want off, I'll promptly remove your e-mail address.)
Other best new selections (in no particular order):
* Negotiating in Service-Oriented Environments (PDF)
(A slightly annotated excerpt: "The concept of delivering software as a service is relatively simply: 'do not buy software, simply use it as and when you need it'. Putting such a concept into practice, however, is far more complex and involves many issues. In this article, we address the question: What are the characteristics of a market for software services?
" Hot topic, good paper.)
* Real Time Means Real Change
(so much talk about the so-called "Real Time Enterprise"; this article takes a look at the realities behind the hype of the "RTE"
* Information Scent on the Web (PDF)
(Courtesy of PARC, you need to read this for yourself; Google as The Matrix
idea -- worse yet, The Time Machine
In reality, useful perspectives for Web designers
> Probabilistic Model for Contextual Retrieval (PDF)
(a sneak peek at Microsoft's emerging search technology?) See also Block-based Web Search
, courtesy of Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) and Tsinghua University, arguably China's best (the latter article is not urled; from the recent SIGIR conference). If you think Google is the last word in search, think again.