Opinion

  • Simplify, simplify: How Microsoft can release just one version of Windows 7


    With everyone’s fears about multiple versions of Windows 7 confirmed today, the question on everybody’s lips is “why?” After all, they say themselves that they’re focusing on just the two main versions (Home Premium and Professional), and they must know, if not admit, that the various tiers of Vista hurt it badly. So why release these different versions? Well… Read More

  • Which ultraportable should I buy?


    I’ve been contemplating for some time on whether or not I want to purchase a smaller laptop to travel with or tote around the city. My 15-inch MBP is a great workstation, but it’s heavy and gets crushed on the plane by the jackass sitting in front of me who decides to recline the second he/she gets in the seat. I like the old 12-inch PowerBook G4s and thought about picking up a… Read More

  • One Editor's Opinion: Your iPhone "App" Sucks

    This morning, we happened to find a particular “web application” that was already being touted as an “iPhone application”. It’s called OneTrip and guess what? It’s supposed to be an amazing shopping list app. designed specifically for the iPhone! According to OneTrip’s help page: Read More

  • Dude Knows Better Than Apple, Offers Way To Perfect The iPod

    All credit to Wired‘s Leander Kahney, for he and he alone knows how to fix the iPod. You know, the iPod that rejuvenated Apple, helping transform it from Apple Computer to Apple, Inc. It seems Kahney thinks that there’s something& mdash; some things — wrong with Apple’s portable media player. They “bug” him. Watch out, world, Kahney’s on a tear. Read More

  • When will Politics 2.0 happen?

    Given that one of the questions posed by Loic Le Meur at Le Web3 was how will the web change the political system, I thought this link from Stuart Bruce’s was apt. Simon Dickson who writes the brilliant theyworkforyou.com has created a new mash-up of UK MPs using Google Maps.  From time to time I like to keep an eye on what my local MP Theresa May is doing, how she is voting on… Read More

  • Threshers voucher goes down storm online

    Heather Hopkins over at Hitwise has a great analysis of the recent Stormhoek online voucher promotion with Thresher Wine. Hugh McLeod also has some great posts on why the voucher virus took hold and spread. Will others try and replicate this; of course they will but will they be as successful, I doubt it.  It was odd being on a pub crawl with Hugh getting frequent updates as the news spread. Read More

  • Wesabe – clues for Money 2.0?

    OK, OK, no more 2.0 ‘clichesuffixes’ :) I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Wesabe (not to be confused with the nuclear horseradish) for several weeks. Firstly, it’s an interesting concept and secondly, one of the co-founders is Marc Hedlund – O’Reilly Media’s entrepreneur-in-residence and author of hugely entertaining and informative talks on… Read More

  • Neo-Network Computing & The Service-Oriented Client

    Google’s Eric Schmidt made the perfect analogy for webware and web-based applications yesterday at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference: “Fundamentally, it’s better to keep your money in the bank than in your pocket.” Schmidt was commenting on the notion that architectural recent developments had now enabled the vision of Ellison’s Network Computer to finally… Read More