DaveNet: Was JFK a Hippie?
John Foster on prior art for Amazon's 1-Click patent. "I walk up to a soda machine, put in 50 cents, push one button and get a drink."
Chuck Shotton discusses turning MacBird into an XML-based UI design tool.
News.Com: Hewlett-Packard spends big to woo start-ups. "Traditional companies such as Sun, HP and IBM are eager to trot out start-up partners to demonstrate that they understand the Internet economy and deserve a place in it." HP is spending $1.5 billion on startups.
FYI, we contacted VA Linux for a discount on a new Linux server for Scripting News, but got the blowoff. Eventually we will cover servers here, as we have with the Qube, but the manufacturers haven't been helping much.
Jakob Nielsen: Test With 5 Users.
Chris Locke: Winning through worst practices. I spent a couple of hours on the phone this weekend with Chris. Along with Doc, he's one of the Cluetrain guys. Very interesting conversation.
Gary Secondino has a trio of old tomatoes in living color, wrinkles and all.
David Strom: The hidden privacy hazards of HTML Email. "Hidden inside those fancy, fun-with-fonts and link-filled messages are some sly ways of keeping track of who you are and what you do with this information."
WSJ: Shockwave.com signs host of deals to produce exclusive Web animations. The site is owned by Macromedia, and headed by Macromedia CEO Rob Burgess. They hired Joe Shields, who's well-known in the Director world, and made a deal with James Brooks, who produced The Simpsons. Signing up 80,000 new members a day.
NY Times: Netscape Browser Faces a Changed World. "After saying little about Netscape over the last year, America Online is now talking up its benefits largely to combat the impression in Silicon Valley, reported in a number of published accounts, that Netscape is in disarray and a shell of its former self."
Wes says that Sarah is not his girlfriend and he's still lookin. Girls, this is quite a geek. A nice guy who knows his stuff.
Salon: Don't shoot that iMac! "Online reviewers convince Epinions not to run a TV ad featuring a Mac being blown to smithereens by a PC lover."
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