Techniques: Telemedicine, the Easy Way

Techniques: Telemedicine, the Easy Way. Telemedicine can be successful without being complicated. Australian doctors describe a mother's makeshift system to care for her son at home. By John O'neil. [New York Times: Technology]

Dreamweaver on DesDev

Dreamweaver on DesDev – If you haven't been to the desdev center this week, pop on by. In the next couple days there are going to be a lot more articles so if you want to get the content that is current there, you might want to take a look now. After the release the… Continue reading Dreamweaver on DesDev

Brent’s Law of CMS URLs

Brent’s Law of CMS URLs. On today I proposed Brent’s Law of CMS URLs: The more expensive the CMS, the crappier the URLs. Compare, for instance, StoryServer’s weird comma-delimited numeric URLs to Radio UserLand’s human-readable (and guessable) URLs. Then compare the prices—orders of magnitudes of difference. So, at least in this respect, there’s an… Continue reading Brent’s Law of CMS URLs

Steal Your Interface: A History

Steal Your Interface: A History. Apple is credited with developing the graphical user interface, which Microsoft copied, but the contribution of users and small developers has been largerly overlooked. By Leander Kahney. [Wired News]

The Mac OS That Can't Be Tweaked

The Mac OS That Can't Be Tweaked. Before Mac OS X, the Mac interface was one of the most customizable systems ever developed, which led to a lot of innovation. But OS X is closed to tweakers. Critics think Apple is shooting itself in the foot. By Leander Kahney. [Wired News]


NYT.  Will software arrive to restart the growth cycle in PCs?  This mission statement from Microsoft is a mistake (it is also a big reason why the computer industry is taking a hit): Several years ago Microsoft changed the company mission statement to drop the term personal computer, instead asserting that the company's mission was:… Continue reading NYT

The New Yorker

The New Yorker.  Interview with the FCC's chairman Michael Powell.  This guy is totally adrift.   His main goal in life should be to get fiber and wireless connections to the home.  That he can't wrap his head around this due to idealogical reasons is a loss for all of us. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]