- Xobni Can Make Good Old Email Even More Useful | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD - I'm still on the fence about this. Some useful features, a lot of useless analytical stuff that tends to get in the way.
- The Long Tail: How big is the free economy? - Interesting numbers here. So online game revenue about the same as all non-Linux Open Source (c. $1B)?
- Coding Horror: Alpha, Beta, and Sometimes Gamma - "there are two clear trends: The definition of beta grows more all-encompassing and elastic every year. We are awfully eager to throw alpha quality code over the wall to external users and testers."
- Call Me Fishmeal.: “The Mojave Experiment:” Bad Science, Bad Marketing - Great line: "Vista is known for people initially liking it, then after a while discovering it’s not working for them, and “downgrading” to XP. This study has told us exactly what we already knew: that, initially, people like Vista. (Initially, people like having sex without condoms, too... it’s simply not a very good criterion all by itself.)"
- Mike On Ads » Blog Archive » Using your browser URL history to estimate gender - No question there (92% male). And it's not like I visit porn sites. Drivers seem to include digg (popular headlines), noaa (weather??!), newegg (ok, I build computers). Does suggest how powerful even high-level data mining can be.
- A Windows-Based Bar Exam Policy: No Macs Allowed - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog - I get hand cramps writing more than a few sentences these days. I'd be at a huge disadvantage if I had to write a time-limited essay by hand. Plus I'm not sure even I would be able to read it.
- Center for Citizen Media: Blog » Blog Archive » Journalists and Communities: What I Told AJR - The bigger theme is that local is one area that the Web does, at best, inconsistently. (But more traditional media could better leverage what is there.)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:25 AM