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C# vs. Java: A debate

A debate on Builder.com about C# and Java. A little "light" and short, but still interesting.

Categories: soft.dev
Posted by diego on March 7, 2003 at 10:49 PM

Cringely on Advertising

Collateral Damage or Why Most Internet Advertising Doesn't Work and What Little Does Work Is Killing Us.

Categories:
Posted by diego on March 7, 2003 at 10:02 PM

You own your data

On an entry from a few months back, Jonas recounts his recent outlook migration experience. A sobering read, and one I can relate to, and not just from a user's perspective. The outlook import in spaces is by far the most complex of the imports, since it requires a native library to work.

Jonas ends the entry with:

ps. What are they (Microsoft) thinking? Why do they lock their users? Why aren't they embracing open standards? When will I be trusted with my own data?
He's right. At the moment spaces does a full XML export of your data, but that's not enough. In the future, standards such as iCal or MBOX will also be supported for exports.

We own our data, and our software should acknowledge that.

Categories: clevercactus, technology
Posted by diego on March 7, 2003 at 8:02 PM

our small world

I was reading Bernie's and Cristian's comments to my "mood-post" from yesterday and started to think about my own feelings with regards to the song. It's not personal for me in the sense of being linked to a person or place, but it evokes something...

Then I thought (for the millionth time): It's cool that we share this collective consciousness through art and the technology that made possible its seamless transfer. Before email, the Internet, and all the latest buzzwords, the "global village" had truly arrived without anybody noticing. Sure, we had the connection probably since humans "climbed down the trees" (the quotes because, catchy phrase as that might be, there aren't many trees in the African plains) and started to talk, but before the connection was faint, unseen. And I'd submit that when the connection becomes visible, the nature of the connection changes.

Anyway, nothing new in what I'm saying. Just thinking out loud. And still listening to the song. :-)

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on March 7, 2003 at 7:58 PM

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