Writing for The Guardian about the Stieg Larsson and Dan Brown successes, and how we should not confuse that with good literature.
Archive for 2010
Obvious blasphemy comments aside, those are some fascinating pictures.
‘What does it mean?’
‘I’m here. That’s all’.
I think this is the thing I was really looking for when I a few years back bought an iBoo.
(Via [Adam Lisagor][lonelysandwhich]’s tweet. Adam made the video.)
A Microsoft video about the horrors of using the OpenOffice.org software suite as opposed to Microsoft Office.
Some of the points are legit, like difficulty in obtaining support and a long start-up time, but some really lay the blame on Microsoft themselves: OpenOffice.org having interoperability problems with Microsoft Office is due to closed standards, and the OpenOffice.org developers having to trial-and-error develop their software.
So in Microsoft’s world, their making interoperability near-impossible is OpenOffice.org’s fault?
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has them. I really don’t like where this is going, for now I cling to the fact that there are still alternatives.
Daniel Jalkut telling the software developers to let go of their babies when they’re old enough to see the world. And by babies, I mean software releases, and by ‘old enough’ I mean ‘good enough’.
It seems an odd choice to include the MarsEdit 3.1.2 release info as well, though.
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, on why Malcolm Gladwell’s much discussed “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted” might not be spot-on.
I’m not saying Stone is necessarily right, and he certainly has a vested interest in keeping the idea of Twitter as a revolutionary medium alive, but I do think he makes a fair point, with supporting examples to boot.
A long Cult of Mac interview with former Apple CEO John Sculley about his time there, and particularly about what makes Jobs and – by extension – Apple the way they are.
Mike Monteiro on time management, and how unless your job is to attend meetings, most calendars aren’t made for you.