Newton never dies →
Thirteen years ago CUPERTINO, California – Feb. 27, 1998 – Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it will discontinue further development of the Newton® operating system and Newton OS-based…
Before the bloating →
PowerBook Duo 280c and Photoshop 3.0.5 Apologies for the low quality of the photo, it was taken with my iPhone 3G. The other day I was thinking about keeping this blog more lively by…
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and the voice of the Beats →
Very nice article by The Guardian on Allen Ginsberg, with accounts by some friends and colleagues on how he was like. Anne Waldman remembers: I think he was fully used in this lifetime. Some people saw him as this egomaniac – there was a lot of jealousy because he took up a lot of attention, a lot of space – but my view was always that he took so many others with him. He was a great, loyal...
Frank Chimero: I’m sitting in the airport in Nelson, New Zealand, and when I look around me, everyone is relaxed. “This is not how airports are supposed to work,” I say to myself. Airport security was an airline employee weighing my bag to see if I needed to check it or not. Her name was Glenda. She smiled at me. Thank you, Glenda. A cool breeze blows through the terminal. Everything is fresh;...
Egg Freckles: Stacey →
Thomas Brand: I started Egg Freckles with the goal that all of my entries would be written on a Newton and presented on a website that resembled a Newton. I choose a CMS that would keep my content and presentation separate but its database kept getting in between me and my writing, and its programming language kept getting in between between me and my design. My goal was a gimmick, but I was...
Thoughts on iOS Content Purchase →
Nice analysis by Jamie Montgomerie (creator of the beautiful Eucalyptus book reading app for iPhone and iPod) on Apple’s new iOS content purchase policies. Disregarding the unreasonable magnitude of the 30% cut, there’s another reason I find this change troubling. The intent behind Apple’s policies always seemed consistent to me in the past. The policies themselves may have been opaque and...
According to coconut IdentityCard, my clamshell iBook G3/466 Graphite SE FireWire just turned 10. I haven’t checked, but probably my other blueberry iBook G3/300 is turning eleven as…
After the eReader, the eNote taker. I admit I’m intrigued.
5 years ago (a very brief retrospective)
This is what I wrote on my LiveJournal on February 7, 2006. release notes (beta) updated feelings related to time factor perception. added support of multi-threaded empathy and pre-emptive relaxation in cases where the stress variable is more likely to thwart attempts at organisation and work scheduling. fixed an issue where the early morning hours spent reading could prevent a normal...
A great outside-the-app way to browse Instagram’s popular photos and possibly discover new people to follow. (Project created by Hector Simpson.)
Reader email: Performa 6320 and more →
I have accumulated a bit of a backlog as regards to personal emails. I launched this weblog with very few expectations since it is obviously addressed to a niche readers’ base. Instead, it turned…
Readability: Enjoy Reading. Support Writing. →