- Usability and Interface Design Books | Know-How | Smashing Magazine - Looks like a good collection of books and usability and (especially Web) design.
- Booksthatmakeyoudumb - This is really quite good. A mashup of Facebook's most popular books at colleges with the average SAT scores at the same schools.
- GMAN: FlickrDown - Program for mass download of flickr photos. Looks handy although I can this being used to massively suck down photos for unlicensed uses too.
- Local News - Disgruntled Worker Accused of Deleting $2.5 Million of Files - ""The lesson to be learned here is that you can't depend on having just one set of records or files and having your employees have access to them. You've got to have some kind of backup," Jefferson said." You don't say.
- fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos
- Harnessing the power of P2P | CNET News.com - "This distributed model is a much more efficient and cost effective way for distributing large files than the traditional client-server model..." Actually no--except from the POV of the person distributing the content.
- DRM-Free Music Spells Trouble - Columns by PC Magazine - I don't agree with at least half of this--e.g., I think subscription services have their place alongside other models--but I do think he's right that eliminating DRM, while a good step, isn't a panacea.
- Writing a Book in Google Docs - It's an interesting (and mostly true) point that it's often quite difficult to write when you're not hooked up to the Internet anyway. I know I often find that to be the case.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 8:26 AM