puff piece on BigChampagne. this quote is perhaps the best part: “If you had a laptop under your arm and a pitch that went, ‘Wha wha wha wha Napster wha wha wha,’ you could get a meeting with anybody in the mediasphere,” recalls Garland. At one meeting, a famous producer turned down an urgent call […]
from tom tomorrow. it would be funny if it wasn’t so real.
some cops detained, arrested and released an innocent man on the tube because he was “suspicious”: The police decided that wearing a rain jacket, carrying a rucksack with a laptop inside, looking down at the steps while going into a tube station and checking your phone for messages just ticked too many boxes on their […]
Josh Ledgard, a program manager at Microsoft, has an interesting blog entry: “Ten Insane Ideas for Microsoft.” Some of it is pretty mundane, like towel service, but he makes a few great points: 1. The â€œ2 Secretsâ€ Rule So, I propose the â€œ2 secretsâ€ rule. Every VP must tell their groups what the two protected […]
Nicholas D. Kristof calls George W. Bush “A Wimp on Genocide in Sunday’s New York Times: Mr. Bush’s position in the U.N. negotiations got little attention. But in effect the United States successfully blocked language in the declaration saying that countries have an “obligation” to respond to genocide. In the end the declaration was diluted […]
Cops get subponea. Cox turns over street address corresponding to IP address. Cops, looking for child porn, raid house, confiscate computer. Only one problem. Cox gave them the wrong house.
Jim Coyle writes in the Toronto Star about the toronto computer leasing scandal: The first volume of the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry report was called Facts and Findings. It was called this, presumably, because the title Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them has recently been taken. Otherwise, it’s easy to get the impression […]
From Membranophonist: a good fix for the iTunes CDDB dialog he then points out a vestigial modal dialog indicating something was succesfull. Lots of other good stuff there too. Next, ThinkMac rethinks the spotlight window. Their design is lacking a few things, like an “all” button. I’m not convinced. In a satire of iTunes 5, […]
Paul Scrivens (rightly) notes that MySpace sucks in terms of design: It’s also a designer’s and lover of design’s worst nightmare because the UI of the site is atrocious yet it boasts 17 million visitors a month (and rising) and was recently purchased for over $580 million by News Corp. … Trying to navigate the […]