Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, January 20, 2005
# 9:48:00 PM:

Links of interest (2005-01-20):

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  • Online photo sharing service roundup: Flickr, Smugmug, HeyPix, and Buzznet compared.

  • What to do if you're visiting Manhattan.

  • Tech buzzwords are often meaningless.

  • The Web is both immediate and permanent, but "Does your average hard working environment reporter even know that her comprehensive portrait of an ecological disaster in the making won't ever make it into search engines so that people can see where it all began, so that high school kids researching an assignment would find it and get the whole story?"

  • Physicists should obviously not design washing machines.

  • The Gilbane Reports on content and document management are now free for the first time—right back to the first issue from 1993.

  • There are urban legends about MRI machines being so powerful that their magnets could suck machinery right across a room. Turns out that's true.

  • Bill Thompson says dump the Web. Well, go ahead and try, but the Web's dumbness is a big part of why it's a success.

  • Interview with the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

  • As usual, the best analysis of the Mac mini and iPod shuffle yet.

  • TextWrangler is a very nice text editor for Mac OS X, sort of the little brother of BBEdit. And it's totally free to download and use now.

  • Macintosh, 20 years later—and I'm about a year late to it.

  • How people corrupt their presentations.

  • "More than 1.2 million people die in traffic accidents worldwide each year. The first was Bridget Driscoll, knocked down by a car travelling at 12mph in London on 17 August 1896. The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death, and warned: 'This must never happen again'."

  • Dissecting the iPod shuffle.


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