BeNews: Flash Player to go Open Source.
This afternoon I received a clarification from Macromedia PR saying that while they were distributing the source for Flash Player, it would not be an Open Source release.
Wired: "Jobs said the company had looked at the fact that it owned proprietary software on both ends of a Web visit to the site. 'We realized we could take unfair advantage of the fact.'"
Doc Searls compares iTools to eWorld. "eWorld caught the back slope of the fast-fading online service wave, right while the Net was taking off."
Apple press release, 6/20/94, announcing eWorld.
Yesterday's rant continues. "There were a lot of very high IQ, highly educated professional people who had never used a computer. The Apple II/Visicalc combo accomplished a lot, but it took the Mac Plus to burst the rest of the bubble. That was when our non-technical relatives and friends got into using computers."
I usually don't go for black backgrounds but I'll make an exception for Jake's Brainpan.
Array is a very cool EditThisPage.Com site. "All my members live in Alabama." It's so true!
Brent Simmons reviews Apple's announcements. It's so cool that Brent has his own place to comment now.
Problems with the registration page for My.UserLand have been resolved and once again you can register channels.
I've just been asked to participate in a panel at Davos. Ten Websites that Will Change the World. Happy!
Matt Neuburg on WebEdit. "Think of WebEdit as being like FTP: you upload a new version of a Frontier database object across the Internet, and it ends up slotted into the correct place in the remote Frontier's database."
Wes Felter on Aqua. "Translucent menus? OK. Jellybean-colored buttons? Cute. Apple menu in the center of the screen? Well... The dock? Uhhhh... Buttons that are identical except the color? No thanks." We missed you Wes!
Larry Wall on Perl: "Humans do not come from the womb with the ability to drive a stick shift. Neither did Perl. This was intentional. I've always been smart enough to realize how stupid I am, and one of the things I'm stupid about is predicting how my programs will develop over time. So Perl was equipped to learn, and have a long childhood."
Lance Knobel on Davos: "For all of our efforts to encourage an informal atmosphere in Davos, it takes time for people to decompress from their normal existence. After a few days in Davos, most people begin to loosen up, wear more informal clothes and generally smile a lot more than they usually do."
A request for help with the Davos site. I'm looking for some GIFs or JPEGs we can use on the site to give me and others a feel for what Davos looks like. I'm having trouble visualizing it. A map would be great. And some candid photos that show the scenery and the people would also help. I've been looking over Swiss websites, and they don't usually have a lot of photos! I wonder why??
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