Via Simon Willison, a fabulous keynote about design from Matt Webb. He pushes on a cultural definition for design, and speaks from the perspective of a principal in a small design firm. Quoting one of his partners:
Some people (they are wrong) say design is about solving problems. Obviously designers do solve problems, but then so do dentists. Design is about cultural invention.
If you read the latest news, it would seem that HTML5 is most notable for killing off XHTML2 (to accompanying sturm und drang) and backing off on codec specifications for use with the new <video> tag. Practically, since HTML5 is now the de facto road map forward for web developers, it may be of more interest to folks to browse the HTML5 spec or scan ALA’s HTML5 preview article from a few months back. There are some nice things in there.
It’s also worth mentioning: Video for Everybody!, a nice two-codec solution to implementing the <video> tag.