InfoWorld: "During his keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, Microsoft's Bill Gates will demonstrate the AirPanel 150, a flat-panel wireless monitor from Viewsonic that allows users to carry it from room to room."
Survey: Which version of Mac OS do you use?
The second new verb of 2002 encapsulates logic that appears in the thread scripts in Radio 7.1.
On this day last year I told a story of Bill Gates from 1987. The problem with MSIE-Mac that I describe there still hasn't been addressed. Using their browser to access a server on the local machine is still horribly slow, I'm told, on Mac OS 9. It works well on Mac OS X.
Brian Hughes: "The MSIE problem is actually worse that it appears. Not only does it refuse to release the processor in any kind of cooperative manner, you can actually run into a situation where it will lock up your whole machine."
Brent Simmons has a Bill Gates story this morning.
Mark Bernstein:. "In software, we made a blunder in spreading the canard that everything should (or can) be easy, friendly, idiot-proof. Software should be as simple as possible -- and no simpler."
News.Com: File-sharing programs carry Trojan horse.
An OPML file Stan Krute uses to torture-test his outliner.
DJ Adams explains how he got into XML. He's one of the lead developers of Jabber. Scripting News played a role. I'm proud of that.
Another phone talk with Dave Jacobs. He's pretty sure that Apple is going to get into the PDA business next week with the iWalk, as reported on the SpyMac site. He says you gotta see the video, it's beautifully designed. Unlike the Pilot where you have to write in a little box, on the iWalk you can write anywhere, and it uses the jog-wheel control as the iPod. Can the iPod be upgraded to be an iWalk? "I don't think so," says Dave. Beautiful color screen. What about connectivity and multimedia? What's the OS? What apps will it run? "Can it do the telephony stuff that you really need, because nowadays its about wireless, connectivity and mobility."
AppleTurns: "Sorry to burst your bubbles, folks, but the official AtAT stance is that the iWalk is still just a hoax-- although now it's a much better hoax than it used to be."
Paul Palinkas: "2 days to Macworld San Francisco. The only significant thing that will occur during your pathetic lifetime."
How unfair is it for Apple to play hardball with the rumor sites, but then use them in their marketing. Sorry I didn't take a screen shot of yesterday's apple.com home page. The rumor sites for the Mac are a dead zone. Of course they don't have the story -- they don't exist. Poor taste.
RSS under attack, in motion
News.Com: Doubt cast over Web standard's ownership.
According to News.Com, PEARL is behind the claims.
Dale Dougherty reports that O'Reilly got one of the letters.
Mark Pilgrim has been geeking around with Manila and RSS.
Last night I had a talk with Faisal Jawdat about some enhancements to RSS. Good ideas. He's going to post them and I'll point to them.
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