Archive for the 'Standards' Category

The 2nd Inbox

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I’ve been thinking about inboxes and obligation a lot lately. Email has a certain set of social conventions associated with it. Unread email is a burden. Email waiting for a response is a burden. That’s just the way the expectations have evolved for the medium. But it ain’t necessarily so. What if everybody had two […]

Portable Contacts

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Sanjay Kairam: To me, it seems like one of the biggest hurdles for most people in terms of social search or networking tools is the cost of building up their networks, so this would provide a quick and easy way around that. from The Rise of GoogVark Hmm. Really? Aardvark already had Facebook Connect and […]

Apollo is stupid

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

From Niall Kennedy’s (always excellent) analysis: Adobe’s first big Apollo app is an Internet video application codenamed Philo. The pervasiveness of Flash Player created multi-billion dollar Internet video startups powered by the Flash video format. The Philo team hopes to expand the display size and quality of distributed videos and get publishers encoding using the […]

Towards multi-touch in the browser

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

If, as it seems, the iPhone’s software will all come from Apple then all the development fun will happen in the browser, in particular in whatever version of Safari the shiny little device ships with. And it will be fun if Apple give us, as developers, access the right information. I’m talking here about that […]