Red Herring's survey of object database software.
Lots of newly registered sites in the Guestbook. Visit them all!
"Mail Starting 10/4/97".
A free idea for Steve Jobs's NC-Mac. I can search the web much more powerfully than I can search my own private documents. Every night at 2AM I'd like to be able to run a script that indexes all the new or modified files on my hard disk. A web browser interface for searching, just like Excite or Infoseek. Our desktops are far behind the Internet in this area. Bill Gates can have this idea too.
The NY Times reports on the new PGP. "The new version includes some of the most advanced mechanisms for 'key recovery,' a technology for surveillance that has been the focus of a major debate between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and many software companies and Internet users. The PGP software allows the corporation's management to enforce policies that may be as stringent as banning all e-mail that the management can't read."
Oooops! Maybe PGP isn't our friend after all...
What about the NY Times? They were slow to come out against the CDA last year, and in this piece they put the FBI at odds with users and software companies, not with the US Constitution and free speech. I grew up with The Times, and I thought they were purists on free speech. (They taught me about free speech dammit!) I'm so disappointed with my old hometown paper.
New Media News: RealVideo interview with Steve Wozniak.
Red Herring: New cash, old clash for Marimba.
Robert X. Cringely on the PBS website: The Saga of ActiveX.
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