DaveNet: Apple's AirPort.
New Channel: Perl.Com. Excellent!
WebMonkey: Have a Ball with IP Masquerade. "If you know a little about Linux networking, you can share one IP address among many computers, and add a strong firewall in the process."
Red Herring: Apple Unveils iMac To Go.
James Spahr test-drove an iBook at the Expo. "The Airport is very fast. Big web pages loaded quickly."
Big News! Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich was at Buck's this morning. Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson brought him in for breakfast to meet with principals of two of DFJ startups, Kana and Everdream. Gingrich is a new fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, just down the street from Buck's.
Motley Fool: Apple Opens the iBook. "Apple has some interesting software assets that the market is valuing at basically zero. Jobs wasn't shy about reminding us of that today."
Jon Katz: Media get carried away by JFK Jr.'s death. "Grief becomes ritualized, globalized. People thousands of miles away — strangers who couldn't possibly have any first-hand knowledge of the principals in a far-off tragedy — weep as grievously as family and friends."
MacInTouch reports on Steve Jobs's MacWorld Expo keynote. Key announcements, the expected consumer laptop, and wireless networking in partnership with Lucent. Key question, does the wireless networking only work with Macs?
From the Apple wireless networking FAQ: "Can I use a PC notebook in an AirPort network? Yes. Because AirPort is based on the IEEE 802.11 DSSS standard, there are a number of companies with products that allow a PC to be used in an AirPort network."
Don Clark, a DaveNet reader, asks: "Have you figured out if you can use an AirPort at the airport?" It's a good idea. With dynamic TCP address allocation, which is now a standard feature in Windows and Mac, you could walk into a special room, open your laptop, check your mail, browse the web, close the laptop and be done without plugging any wires into your machine or doing any configuration thru dialogs. I'm not a hardware guy, but from a software standpoint our laptops are ready to do this.
Where is CreateAStandard.Com?
Farallon's Skyline should be compatible with Apple's AirPort.
Search.UserLand.Com sports a modern new look and feel.
News.Com: Allaire Announces Web Publishing Tools. "Spectra, currently in beta, will ship in early October priced at $7,495 per server." Prices are falling in web content management.
MacWorld: Microsoft Plans Browser Update.
Wired: Red Hat Spreads Shares. "In an email to members of the open source community Tuesday, Red Hat, a distributor of the Linux operating system, offered developers first crack at its pre-IPO shares."
InfoWorld: Waiting for Standardized XML?
Thanks for all the good wishes. I'm feeling much healthier this morning!
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