Friday, December 5, 2003
When Technology Is Heartwarming
There's a lot of junk in technology, a lot of hassle and frustration, a lot of disappointment. But this moment was like a TV commercial. It was an emotional, powerful, simple, perfect example of how technology can change a moment, solve a problem, and despite the gulf of time and distance, bring you face to face with the people you love.
XPress/InDesign War Escalates
The battle for market share between Adobe and Quark over desktop publishing appears likely to begin in earnest next year, according to executives from both companies speaking to Macworld.
iPod Sets New Trend In Portability
"It's by far the hottest item for the holiday."
UK BBC Viewers Snub Gates For Jobs
Last night's BBC broadcast in which TV hack Alvin Hall declared Microsoft's Bill Gates the most powerful computer mogul has generated a storm of protest from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' followers.
Downloading Squeezes The Art Of The Album
The album, music's dominant creative framework for the past 40 years, is dying under the wheels of an accelerating revolution.
Lights, Camera, Action: Panther Ready For Prime-Time
"It's great to see people recognizing our OS and our hardware. Our goal is to make the best desktop computers and operating system we can make."
Although far from cheap, the sheer style and substance of the iPod make it both a desirable and worthwhile purchase.
IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS : Presenting, Carols by cats...
Silent fish, holy fish.All is calm. All is fish.
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM : "Between the spam explosion, imperfect spam filters, and simple information overload, most busy journalists will never answer all their e-mail. But we should all try harder," explains Steve Outing.
I'm not a journalist, but I'll add: "Me too."
RUMOR DU JOUR : 2.4 GHz Power Mac G5 coming soon.
Intel Narrows Q4 Outlook, Plans $600M Charge
Company sees growth in Pentium 4, Pentium M, and Xeon processors.
Microsoft To Charge For FAT File System, ClearType
Microsoft has announced that it will be charging a fee from those who use the FAT file system and offered to sell licences to those who wish to buy one.
Sun Battles Windows With Cheap Java Desktop
Sun is hoping to increase the penetration of Linux on the enterprise desktop by slashing the price of its Java Desktop System, which is designed to replace Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office suite.