Saturday, March 2, 2002
UI Expert Jef Raskin Talks Skins With OsOpinion
We must choose which is better: the ability to customize an ideal desktop for a platform, or the use of a less-than-ideal desktop in order to achieve consistency.
Wireless Networks Let You Finally Cut The Cord
Throw down that staple gun! Toss away that drill bit! Try wireless instead.
Effect-ing: Q&A With Stephanie Powell
The film world lost one of its top special effects artists late last year when Stephanie Powell suffered a fatal heart attack.
Apple Goes Great Guns In Malaysia
Apple Computer Systems (M) Sdn Bhd opened its sixth AppleCentre retail store in the country, adding another feather to its cap.
PC MacLAN: Mac-Windows Detente
This is not an inexpensive solution, but it is a simple-to-use and elegant one.
Sonicblue's Rio Riot Can't Beat Apple iPod On Speed, Ease, Size
The Riot looks and works like a larger, slower, predecessor product.
Hollywood Ho! Ho!
Dan Gillmor: What Hollywood wants is to embed technology into every digital device, including software, to guarantee that no bit of copyrighted content could move from machine to machine.
Fine. If Hollywood gets its way, Asia and Europe companies are ready to take over the lead in the computer industry. I'm pretty sure the market in Asia (especially the Greater China region) and Europe is bigger than that of the U.S. So, even if imports are disallowed, these new companies will survive.
But I don't think Hollywood will get its way.
After all, it is an open technology, no matter what Microsoft says. We all know how to build computers, how to write operating systems, and how to create applications. And most importantly, how to spread the news and distribute the software.
Settling States Question Microsoft Tactic
The Microsoft antitrust case can be a little unsettling at times — even if you have already settled.