Teaser! A new Scripting News feature. Soooon, you'll be able to hook up to the news flow thru XML. I'll write this up in a little bit. Time for a walk!
Phi Hood on statesmanship in technology companies.
A great message attributed to the poet e.e. cummings, especially for this time of year: "To be yourself, in a world that tries, night and day, to make you just like everybody else - is to fight the greatest battle there ever is to fight..."
Here are some screen shots of the next release of the Windows version of Frontier 5. If you're an experienced Windows user and see something obviously wrong, please send mail to email@example.com. Thanks!
A ZDNet report on the Microsoft-Sun lawsuit quotes a confidential Microsoft presentation: "[Microsoft VP Paul] Maritz said that Netscape/Java was using the browser to create a 'virtual operating system that was no longer a browser, but an environment.' He said if unchecked, Java 'will redefine client/server computing. Windows will become devalued, eventually replaceable.'"
To people who parse all events in a negative-Microsoft light, this view was consistent with the hype coming from Netscape and Sun at the time.
A great overview: A News.com report from May 1996 discusses the Netscape threat to Microsoft, as viewed by Microsoft and by industry analysts, and a Netscape vice-president. "We will never do drivers," said Mike Homer, Netscape's senior vice president of marketing.
NY Times: The special problems of digital archives.
Through the Looking Glass with the SJ Merc's Dan Gillmor.
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