Frontier 7.0 shipped. Here's the list of new features and the complete change notes.
Fortune: "All this makes Bill happy. And when Bill's happy, Steve is happy. And when Bill and Steve are happy, the whole company seems to hum."
According to Computergram International, NetObjects has a patent on wizzy HTML editors. Their first targets are likely to be Microsoft and Macromedia. "Anything that does WYSIWYG page layouts that auto-generate HTML is violating the patent," NetObjects CEO Samir Arora said. "We're going after anybody we believe is in violation."
Rahul Dave suggests that Tim Berners-Lee may have beaten Samir to the punch with a wizzy HTML editor.
Tomalak: "For the past month or two, I've been thinking about the future of the site and I've recently decided to retire the site and to make the last entry this Friday."
Joe Cappo: "The problem with newspapers today is not that they have left readers behind, but that readers have left newspapers behind."
Scoble: "Their changes should be a warning sign for anyone who is excited by Microsoft's HailStorm strategy. When Microsoft wants to upgrade you, it will, and you'll have no choice (and probably no warning) in the matter."
Why worry about RSS 1.0? The battle for the soul of RSS 3.0 has already started!
ZDNet: "Lots of companies went too far down the road in giving things away for free and found that they couldn't charge later," said Kevin Werbach, an industry analyst with EDventure Holdings and a former Federal Communications Commission attorney. "Anyone who thought the Web would somehow change the laws of economics was deluding themselves."
Evan Williams: "The idea behind Reboot, the conference in Copenhagen that was the impetus for the trip, is to, once a year, take a day off, get some perspective, get some inspiration and new ideas, have a big-ass party, and, as a result, "reboot" your mind. It's a great idea, beautifully executed by Thomas and the rest of the Reboot team. For me, this trip was one big reboot for my brain -- and I'm still coming back online. Rebooting may not be quite the right metaphor. I'm actually in the mood for some major recoding. Rearchitecting, even." Right on Evan.
A bit of friendly advice from Uncle Dave. Don't argue with Microsoft about the GPL. Don't bother getting outraged. It's a smoke screen for sure. Look at other stuff they're doing, study it, learn how to zig to their zag. And for crying out loud, work with commercial developers who are not at Microsoft.
The New Yorker is on the Web. The type is too damned small, but the cartoons are easy to read.
NY Times: "Microsoft and America Online are negotiating a range of licensing and legal issues so contentious that the two sides disagreed over the weekend whether they were even still talking."
JavaOne starts today in San Francisco. Larry Ellison keynotes there on Thurs, that should be pretty interesting.
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