- In the next evolution of the web public interaction will be less important « Alexander van Elsas’s Weblog on new media & technologies and their effect on social behavior - Not sure I agree, but interesting post.
- See « Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? - Good one.
- Macs account for two-thirds of sales of PCs costing $1,000 or more | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com - Data shows that Macs are 66% of >$1K PCs (and 14% overall). Wow. Part of this I think is that Apple has ended up capturing a slice of the market that people once thought would go to Linux. (Although as stshank notes this is retail--which skews the data somewhat esp. wrt Dell.)
- shimenawa - On owning books - And my biggest problem with the Kindle. [via William Patry]
- The Patry Copyright Blog: First Sale Victory in Vernor - U.S. District Court in Seattle "first sale doctrine" decision goes against Autodesk. This judgment basically held that it's OK to resell used software.
- Computer Programs Decide Humans' Fates, Set Social Policy, Panelists Say | Threat Level from Wired.com - Rather thought provoking post wrt Google. As "reading" mail to display ads becomes more sophisticated when does it become something akin to understanding with all sorts of implications?
- Official Google Blog: Introduction to Google Search Quality - Got to love this line: "For something that is used so often by so many people, surprisingly little is known about ranking at Google. This is entirely our fault, and it is by design."
- The Dvorak Keyboard Controversy: Interesting Thing of the Day - "The QWERTY keyboard layout is weird and hard to learn. A competitor, the Dvorak layout, may be superior, but arguments on both sides are so full of hype and bias that it's hard to determine who to believe."
- tecosystems » When is Open Open? And When is Open Closed? - Good discussion of this topic--including in the comments.
- Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Formula One Racing World - Fascinating article.
- TuneGlue° | Relationship Explorer - A very cool looking music relationship explorer. [via VSL]
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:24 AM