Saturday, May 3, 2003
One Bad Apple
The problem with the iTunes Music Store is that buying is too easy.
Back On Mac: PC Virus Worries, Transformed Mac Inspire Return Of Ex-Apple Addict
I realize now that some Mac users advocate their choice so fiercely because they're defending an entire approach to technology development. It will be interesting to watch how these opposite approaches unfold over time.
Hot products and artists with 'X' in their names are everywhere — and it's no accident, say marketing experts.
Harris And Dougherty: Mac-Scribed Mutants Unite
"Our PowerBooks became mobile writing stations because AirPort lets us communicate really easily. And the new features in Final Draft let us constantly share revisions back and forth over the network."
Tim Bray: Search And Deploy
"Behind the user interface is all the good stuff from Unix that I can use without thinking. You may not need to type "find .-name *.java -print | xargs wc -l | perl summarize.pl" very often, but when you do, you really do."
DRMing Up Support For Steve's Music Shop
A frantic surge of email in defense of Apple's online music service appeared yesterday. Here's a selection of letters from the week.
Apple Comes Closer To Perfect Pitch
It isn't the best possible way to download music — Apple has plenty of work to do there — but it's a real improvement from what's come before.
It's time you do something cool with your summer pictures, even if it means slide shows on a monitor instead of a wall.
From Computer To TV, Via TiVO
The Home Media Option has room for improvement, but it's still an impressive addition to TiVo's repertoire. It should only get better.
Passport To Get Web Services Stamp
Microsoft this summer will lay out a plan to make its .Net Passport authentication service more Web services-friendly.