Noted with pleasure: TomPaine.com just published a great parody of Apple’s “Switch” campaign — targeted at moderate Republicans. A serious message that goes down easy with a dose of humor. Check it out.
Quite a few nonprofit techies are starting to perk up their ears about this. I’ve tested it out a bit and found that it works pretty darn well. Not sure I’d strongly push groups towards it, but I’d definitely use it for personal stuff, and if a small organization was interested in experimenting at the leading edge, I’d go for it.
Qualcomm has just released Eudora 5.2. Not a major upgrade, but if you’re a Eudora user, it’s always worthwhile to download the latest version. Eudora 5.2 Download
The San Francisco-based company on Monday is set to unveil Contribute–a stripped-down version of its Dreamweaver Web design tool–which allows ordinary office workers to make text changes and other minor fixes to Web sites.
The New York Times ran a short opinion piece called Time to Meet the Exurban Voter, in which David “Bobos in Paradise” Brooks argues that Democrats have thus far failed to understand the attitudes and interests of folks who live in “fast growing exurban counties.”
Consumer WebWatch (an arm of Consumer Reports) has just published an interesting study about how people evaluate the credibility of different types of Web sites.
Phoenix is a great little browser. It’s based on Mozilla, but is much faster because it jettisons the add-on email, HTML editor, chat modules, and focuses exclusively on a fast, feature-rich browsing environment. And because it uses the core Mozilla code, it will keep pace with Mozilla’s impressive development. Definitely worth checking out as an IE alternative.
The Economist Half a Billion Americans?.
Fairly informative comparison of Radio vs. Moveable Type.
Very useful stuff for including headlines in a standard Web site. scottandrew.com
Interesting. The Mozilla project recently launched Mozilla Calendar, a “Standards Based Calendar Client Project.” Looks like their aim is to create an open-source version of the calendar functionality that is in Microsoft Outlook — with the calendar-sharing functionality that is in Exchange. That would surely be neat.
This is a pretty interesting article about one family’s experience computing in their off-the-grid house. Raises some interesting questions about the how much power typical computers and monitors use.