Friday, April 29, 2005

David Pogue on the power of Apple's new Tiger OS X.4 system software:
But Mac OS X has recently become interesting even to people outside the Cult of Macintosh. The more Microsoft Windows is bogged down by viruses, spyware and disruptive security updates, the more miserable life becomes - and the more the long-suffering Windows majority begins to investigate virus-free, spyware-free alternatives like Mac OS X.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Austin Bay wonders whether Canada is on the verge of breaking up...

Monday, April 25, 2005

Book news: My new book, The Day Without Yesterday, now officially in the Thunder's Mouth catalog for October 2005. Stop by the site and check it out.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Superb British actor Sir John Mills (who won an Oscar for his performance in David Lean's 1971 film Ryan's Daughter) died today at the age of 97.

Friday, April 22, 2005

John C. Dvorak has an article on the not-so positive reasons why Adobe bought Macromedia. (Registration required, but free).

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Some thoughts on the iPod's future:
Apple’s iPod system will go the way of its computer business, as long as it stands still and does nothing. I think this is unlikely…in the next few years I expect to see a video iPod as well as some other innovations to the device. This will keep iPods dominant — or at least strong — for some time yet. In the end, though, Apple will have to find a way to make its revenues through licensing Fairplay or selling content.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The always quotable Jim Lileks on the new pope and people's expectations:
To those who want profound change, consider an outsider’s perspective: the Catholic Church is the National Review of religion. You may live long enough to see it become the Weekly Standard. In your dreams it might become the New Republic. But it’s never going to be the Nation. And if ever it does, it will have roughly the same subscriber base.



Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Macromedia users are freaking out—er, I mean reacting to the news that Adobe will buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion.

Friday, April 15, 2005

"Boston just doesn't matter anymore." Dan Kennedy, on the news that The Atlantic Monthly is being moved to Washington, D.C. And he's absolutely right.

What is Bradley going to call it now, The Mid-Atlantic Monthly?

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Leaks from the Conclave? I predict podcasting from somewhere in the Vatican....

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Give me an i-Pod and I'll give you the world. Well, it should be no surprise that someone decided to podcast play-by-play major league baseball from their living-room sofa....

Monday, April 11, 2005

While Discreet may be letting Cleaner die a slow death, other outfits are still producing plug-ins to keep it going...like this one from Popwire.

Friday, April 01, 2005

I got very excited about this—until I remembered that it's April 1st...