Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Apple Looks To Shine In Digital Video Market
The goal is to dominate the next big movement in home computing just as it did almost two decades ago when Apple led the way to using desktop computers and a graphical computer display to allow desktop publishing.
KidSafe: No Choice At All
It doesn't get the Web. The experts may be judging material to make sure it has "acceptable content and educational relevance," but they're ignoring the hypertext utility and the personal passion driving some of the Web's greatest experiences. Surfing on Sherlock is a jerky process: go to a site, click on an interesting link, get blocked from surfing because the hyperlink's URL wasn't KidSafe, lather, rinse, repeat. That's not surfing; that's a sadistic user experience.
From our beloved Mac the Knife comes Brett the Intern with the following rumors: Pismo is launching soon, barring last minute delays of Mac OS 9.0.1; Apple Palm will run Palm OS v3.5 — the one with color; Ground Zero, Adobe's web-vector-animation software is also in beta; and Apple is releasing something called Internet Commerce Solution in the next version of Mac OS X Server.
Microsoft Shuns Content Buys To Boost Net Strategy
Software giant Microsoft sees its future as making the Internet easier to use, differentiating itself from rival America Online, which has placed its bets on developing online content, Microsoft's European chairman said yesterday.