to an article that has been making the rounds in a big way in the last ten days or so: How Microsoft Lost the API War by Joel Spolsky. There have been many reaction pieces, but this piece on Daring Fireball by John Gruber adds the most interesting perspective. “…whatfs ironic is that [Microsoft is] losing this war despite the fact that they won the browser war.”
Mozilla Firefox 0.9 has been released.
have posted a clear and compelling article about why MSN doesn’t work with Opera. If correct, it is clear that MSN is intentionally sending Opera 7 (and no other browser) a version of the stylesheet that is intentionally broken. Nice.
at Macworld has been over for a while now; they unveiled some very interesting things today. Most interesting to me in the short term is Safari, Apple’s new browser. As well, an Apple-born X11 system which is interesting to folks from the Unix world, a super-sized 17″ Powerbook and a super-small 12″ Powerbook as well. Jobs understands that the middle ground in laptops is cluttered – either end of the spectrum is where the good stuff lives. Also: 802.11g is being called Airport Extreme, they have released Jobs’ own pet software, Keynote, and some other stuff.
Maybe some of the huge announcements of past Keynotes were missing, but I like this one anyhow. It has that feeling of taking care of business.
: TouchGraph GoogleBrowser V1.00. The best such application I’ve seen – smooth and fast, and works very well. Reminds me a bit of the old Apple Hotsauce stuff which gave a fly-through webspace in an alternate interface.