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Notes on Photoshop Album (09/24/03)
I was going to start this piece with "if you're having problems managing your digital pictures, then you should check out Adobe Photoshop Album." But instead, we'll try this on...

Stories and Tools (04/15/02)
Anil Dash on the two unequal pillars of the web, and how the DomAPI could help us figure out what the web could actually be used for.

Five Potential Extensions to the Google Toolbar (04/08/02)
Despite their noble efforts to cure cancer with spare processing cycles, Google's missing out on key product opportunities with their browser toolbar add-in.

No Incentive for Jabber (03/22/01)
Matt Haughey posts a mini-screed about his poor experience with Jabber, to which we have to add our own virtual "hear hear." The commercial side of Jabber (jabber.com) is...

Barriers to Linux (03/08/01)
We finally picked up a copy of Microsoft Word for the iMac last night. Got home, popped the CD into the drive, copied the folder from the CD to...

The Veterans of a Thousand Browser Wars (08/25/98)
Editor's note: As Netscape and Microsoft prepare the next major releases of their browsers, it's becoming clear to Web developers that the dream of cross-browser compatibility is quickly turning into...

Just One Question for Harlan Hugh (03/11/98)
Harlan Hugh is the 23-year old creator of The Brain, the mind mapping tool I dissected just two days ago. Harlan was kind enough to answer my one question... MS:...

Augmenting the Brain (03/09/98)
I collect snippets -- fragments of text, quotes, statistics, ideas, addresses. I'm also a compulsive outliner -- I use heads and subheads and blocks of text to structure ideas, articles,...

An Open Letter to Netscape (01/26/98)
Dear Netscape, Last week's announcement that you will give away your browser, all of your browser, inspired quite a bit of unbridled joy in the Internet developer community. But I...

From Page to Application (09/29/97)
It's so ironic, it hurts. Just as Netscape finally makes a major play into the content arena, leveraging their undeniable strength of default browser settings into hundreds of thousands more...

TranSending the Client (07/28/97)
It's no secret that bandwidth hasn't even come close to keeping pace with the rapid evolution in computing power. Over the past five years processing cycles have become cheaper and...

Four Point Oh: Built for Geeks (07/08/97)
As I write this, mid-evening on a Monday night, I have one active connection to the net open. It's a "Saving Location" dialog box spawned by Netscape 3.01, and it's...

More Life Beyond the Browser (06/02/97)
Lately I've been hearing a lot of discussion about "the other half" (even though it's much less than half) of American households that aren't online, and what's going to convince...

To Press Against With Force (02/10/97)
Wired magazine will most likely sell a good number of the March issue at airport newsstands. "PUSH!" it screams, in bright yellow type on top of a light blue hand...

Why Surf? (09/23/96)
As you read this, the minions from the north are busy preparing release 4.0 of Internet Explorer. Which supposedly will merge the browser with the operating system, giving folks a...

Browse This, Browse That (08/26/96)
Last week either Netscape announced, or news was leaked (is there a difference?) that they've got a "secret" team of between 30 to 50 people that are working on porting...

Should One Browser Fit All? (07/15/96)
Navigator vs. Internet Explorer. Like the Energizer Bunny, the battle just keeps going. On and on and on. Providing grist for the mill of multiple Ziff Davis articles, c|net reviews,...

Simplify My Life (07/01/96)
When's the last time you loaded a Java applet that was actually useful? I've come across some damn silly ones lately, and am beginning to wonder when that other shoe...

Life Beyond the Browser (04/15/96)
As part of my job, I've been leading some fairly informal "Internet training" sessions, spending about an hour or so every few days with a different group of 20-30 folks,...

Give me a Transparent Computer (03/25/96)
Sherry Turkle is the academic of the moment. Her new book, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet has landed her on the cover of...

If you build it, will they come? (12/04/95)
If you read Wired's recently published history of Java, you know its origins. Some folks at Sun wanted to build a language for consumer electronic applicances (a.k.a. Personal Digital...

The Three "C's" of Computing (11/13/95)
Remember the three R's? Reading, writing and arithmetic? Do they send chills up your spine? The three R's are a simple way to describe primary and secondary education...of course,...

It Ain't an App. It's a "Development Environment." (11/06/95)
The PC industry started as a hobbyist's club. The mythical "fire in the valley" was the sound of geek boys and girls soldering chips to motherboards and wiring up...

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