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weblogs and stories

Matthew has found a fictional blog and is wondering if anyone would try creating an entire fictional world through a weblog. Plan B is similar to what he describes (but not quite the same). I have often thought of going in the 'pure blog' direction with Plan B. Maybe I'll do it once the novel proper is 'finished'...

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on November 22, 2002 at 4:23 PM

more on the mobile phone wars

Russ comments on yesterday's Salon article about the Mobile phone wars. An excerpt:

I'm not sure if I agree with the article's take that the HTML browsers are somehow going to make or break the phones... that's thinking of cellphone's like they were PCs, and that's not a good comparision at all.
This is true, and I think it's actually part of the reason why Microsoft has had such a hard time getting into the market. Remember the first versions of WinCE? They looked just like a mini-Windows. They were not at all useful for handhelds. Not until Pocket PC (CE 3.0) did Microsoft get it right, and they had to copy a lot of Palm's approach, and they had to simplify a lot of things (The advantages and disadvantages of affordances also apply in this case, maybe more so than in others). With phones, it's going to be a similar curve, but they may never get there, since at Russ says it's not a good idea to talk about phones as if they were PCs. Except, maybe, in Japan, where so many people actually use their cellphones for browsing instead of using a PC.

Plus: The cover story in this week's Economist is "Computing's new shape: Smartphones and Handhelds."

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 22, 2002 at 1:04 PM

(yet) another MS Office component

Microsoft OneNote: "is a new program in the Microsoft Office family that enables you to capture, organize, and reuse your notes on any laptop computer."

And they needed an entire new program to do this? Why not make Outlook work better as a notetaking application? Apart from that, the functionality looks interesting, although the added complexity will probably make it too difficult to use to all but the more determined users.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 22, 2002 at 1:24 AM

more on mac

And some time later after I posted an entry about spaces on Mac, Marek confirmed that spaces is running in his OS X machine by posting a comment and a screenshot of the About dialog. Cool.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 22, 2002 at 1:20 AM

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