Generally, Apple does software reasonably well. The company understands that the user experience doesn’t end with the plastic and the circuits, but also encompasses the on-screen interface, the dialog boxes, and even the fonts used in its applications.
So what happened to iTunes?… Read the rest
Carl Malamud explains 10 tricks for making government work for you. Mostly practical, a few idealistic: Internet Archive: Details: Hack 1: Be Media (Internet Governance in a Nutshell)… Read the rest
Best headline of the month: The purloined sirloin. Why Americans love to shoplift meat. – By Brendan I. Koerner – Slate Magazine (thanks Scot)
Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Bela Fleck together on NPR. For banjo fans, this is like the harmonic convergence: NPR : Tony Trischka Has More Than One Banjo on His Knee… Read the rest
Thank god for telecom deregulation, eh? YouTube – Stephen Colbert explains the whole AT&T thing!… Read the rest