When all the furor hit the net about the iPhone not really being open to developers I had this little niggling something of a thought at the back of my mind. It took a few days for it to come to the front but what I finally realized is that the iPhone is, at least [...]
Joe wants his website updated so he calls the office to find out about our services. He wants to be able to maintain his site on his own. So far so good. Then he asks if he should buy Dreamweaver. I tell him no. It turns out that he already purchased the program and has [...]
A friend, Beth Macy, died last weekend. She was the treasurer of our Mac User Group. Of course, when a friend passes one has many thoughts but the one of relevance here is the role of women in technology training. Specifically, I noticed that a large percentage of my reference books were authored by women.
Last Friday I attended a meeting of people who are interested in creating a web presence for a local 20/20 group. As I have made sites for several non-profits, I was invited to attend and throw in my two cents worth. I did. My main contribution was to say that until people came forward who [...]
John Gruber and Mark Pilgrim have been carrying out one of the more thoughtful and well written discussions I’ve seen about the relative merits of the Mac OS and Open Source, specifically Ubuntu Linux. Mark, who is a real Mac expert has finally gotten fed up with dealing with a proprietary operating system and some [...]
This is not an exercise in Microsoft bashing, rather it is a reflection on the basic differences in user experience philosophy on each platform. Obviously I prefer the Mac way but there are some work flow advantages to be found on the other side.
In a masterpiece of doublespeak, Daniel Henninger sat down and “in the pale glow of a PC screen, types onto a keyboard what’s on his… mind.” Unfortunately, what he wrote about are the perils of other people sharing what’s on their minds. You see, the problem is “disinhibition.” Yes, the internet allows those of us [...]