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How about a High Level Web Language?
The one request that stands out the most in those IE feedback threads is to make web development a one-time effort – or at least a one-browser effort. Web developers are tired of writing html and script that works fine on Browser A, but is broken on Browser B. If they fix Browser B, Browser might still work, but doesn’t look quite right. Fixing Browser A then breaks Browser B’s appearance. And that’s to say nothing about Browser C on Platform X at Y by Z resolution with F ......

Posted On Monday, June 21, 2004 8:41 AM

IE team is back? From there and Scoble’s log it looks like Microsoft has reformed the Internet Explorer product team. Perhaps this means we’ll see an IE 7.0 after all? At this point I use IE and Avant Browser exclusively. I tried FireFox back when the name changed and found it to be a repulsive experience. However, at least on some level, it does seem to be pushing ahead where IE has stagnated. The features I use most in Avant are the tabs, ......

Posted On Monday, June 21, 2004 8:01 AM

On P2P and music downloading
Having read this, I came up with the following. The biggest reason why P2P networks have become so popular is NOT that they're free. It's because they're simple and effective.I believe that the best option for an online music reseller (and the RIAA), would be to do the following:Set up a music download service like the *original* Napster. Give it a bunch of very high-bandwidth hosts. Give it a slick, non-bloat interface. And make it work just like a P2P program. Let different software vendors develop ......

Posted On Friday, June 18, 2004 7:27 AM

Thoughts on Xbox Next
After reading this article on IGN about Microsoft's research into the potential market for an Xbox/Xbox2/PC “hybrid” system, I had a few thoughts... First of all, this makes it seem far more likely that the Xbox 2 “spec sheets” released a couple months back were just plain wrong. I'm referring of course to the documents that claimed the current Xbox 2 design calls for 3 Dual-Core Power5 processors. It seems unlikely that Microsoft would built a system on the PPC platform AND ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2004 1:16 PM

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