Software Notebook: Hotmail successor in works

Software Notebook: Hotmail successor in works The next wave in the web-based email wars. Both Yahoo and MSN have some interesting ideas, and are solidly positioning themselves to hold their leads against gmail. The most interesting idea presented was the use of RSS feeds within the new email programs. Sounds somewhat like good ol’ Usenet. … [Read more…]

Is the Web Killing the Newspaper Industry

Is the Web Killing the Newspaper Industry? – WXP News Deb Shinder, editor of WinXPNews (if you use Windows XP, you should subscribe), is right one with her article. The web is often blamed for the slow demise of newspapers. However, the current level of subsciber decreases tracks with a 20 year trend. The real … [Read more…]

Visionaries

Reading a bit about some ideas futurists have, I’m struck by the way they see the world. They only see the potential. Looking out at all the possibilities, they only consider what could be useful. Rarely, if ever, do they look at the problems; either with their ideas, or what problems the technology in question … [Read more…]

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! As someone who has used both tagging systems, and is a Yahoo afficianado, I think that this is a great move for both groups. Hopefully, this can lead to something really cool. I’ll need to explore all the other options that are out there, though.

What’s Holding Back the Digital Living Room?

What’s Holding Back the Digital Living Room? – New York Times I’m a fan of David Pogue of the New York Times and Missing Manual fame. There are some interesting points he brings up here. However, the main reason I think that the digital living room hasn’t taken off has been bandwidth. Steve Jobs believed … [Read more…]

Playlist: Duh of the day: Youth prefers iPods to radio

Playlist: Duh of the day: Youth prefers iPods to radio Christopher Breen does a great job explaining the dwindling effectiveness of the Mainstream media. He mainly focuses on radio, but talks a bit about newspapers. His ideas are relevent to the recording industry, as well. Youth have grown up with customizing their content. They value … [Read more…]

Email: Can’t Live With It, Or Without It – Forbes.com

Email: Can’t Live With It, Or Without It – Forbes.com Quite an interesting article on the value of email, and the costs of keeping it running. It is incomplete, though. She talks about the costs of maintaining ailing systems, and how few companies are tracking them adequately. This is not put in context, however. Are … [Read more…]