Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Way cool app visualizes naming trends

Jason has risen and is now falling as a favorite name. Brittany and variants follow a similar track. It turns out that the name you pick for your child is a matter of fashion. And an IBM researcher has built a very cool Web site to present his work in a very cool interactive and visual environment.

I attended the first JavaOne conference that Sun put on, circa 1995. It was an amazing event with rock-star openings for folks like Gosling.

But I was never convinced that client-side Java made sense. This is one app that is way cool. My only question is whether the author could have done something so cool using other technology.


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