David Tebbutt has been writing about computers since, well, virtually the dawn of time. A while ago, David and Martin Banks posted uploaded a bunch of their old articles to one of their site, and this archive is now searchable from a sidebar on David’s blog. Well worth a delve.
Now that’s what I call a mouse.
And that, unfortunately, sums up Cory and his followers. And Cory is the reason why, despite strongly supporting EFF’s causes, I won’t give EFF a penny, because Cory is a public representative of theirs, and is constantly proving to me that he (in their name) is not an activist for these causes, but an extremist — and EFF supports his view of this.
This is as silly as not buying an Apple computer because you don’t like what Chuq posts on his blog, or as silly as not supporting the EFF because you don’t like Cory’s SF novels. What Cory posts on Boing Boing is his own work, and nothing to do with the EFF.
I’ll no doubt be writing something about John G’s post on the whole trusted computing shebang later. Meanwhile, we return you to your regular programming…
So Ayman Al-Zawahiri, supposedly Osama bin Laden’s deputy in Al-Qaeda, has recorded a tape warning the Britains to expect more destruction from “volcanoes of rage”. Let’s compare and contrast.
ME: Lives in a nice flat in a quiet town, goes where I want, does pretty much what I want.
AL-ZAWAHIRI: Lives in some tiny village somewhere (if not the proverbial cave), can’t enter a major city thanks to the vast price on his head, not even able to use a mobile phone for fear of it being traced.
Hmm. I really don’t think that I’m the one that needs to be afraid.
My new Tablet PC pen arrived this morning from Insight, which means – at long last – I’m pen-enabled again.
According to IDC’s Worldwide Handheld QView, device shipments decreased 20.8% compared to the same quarter one year ago and fell 8.5% sequentially in 2Q05 to 1.7 million units….
Insanity is thinking that kids with more time than money will stop finding ways to get music for free. Even if the industry found the end all be all DRM solution that stops 100 pct of duplication, kids will sit in front of their radios with recording capability or redirect digital music from any source to their hard drives and then spend the time to pick out the music they like and burn it.
Insanity is thinking that piracy is the reason music sales are down and then focusing most of your business on selling music to the exact demographic that has the most time to spend on finding free music and most energy to spend on cracking whatever protections you introduce.
While Danny O’Brien is away on holiday, a series of guest writers are doing his column on The Irish Times. This week, it’s my turn, and the column, titled Windows suffers as peripherals steal spotlight is now up. It posits that one of the reasons for the general lack of excitement over Windows Vista is that operating systems have moved from centre stage: The real action is now in peripherals like the iPod.