from Seth’s Blog Ten years ago, you had a wide range of excuses for being a lousy visuals person. Starting with no talent, leading to no skill and going from there. But now, in a world where it is expected that professionals will be able to make beautiful powerpoint slides, handsome business cards, clever bio […]
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from Seth’s Blog Perhaps you’ve experienced it. You do a presentation and it works. It works! That’s the reason we keep coming back for more, that’s why so many of us spend more time building and giving presentations than almost anything else we do. More here.
from BBC News The world of blogs, wikis and Web 2.0 is no longer just a young person’s game. Using computers has overtaken gardening and DIY in the pensioners’ list of hobbies – with pensioners spending an average of six hours online each week, according to Age Concern. But the charity is nevertheless worried. Many […]
from TechCrunch The Chinese Government has added a blanket ban on all RSS feeds, according to a report at Ars Technica. There have been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored, providing Chinese viewers information that would otherwise be blocked if attempting to […]
from TEDBlog On Guardian Unlimited, Charles Arthur offers a neat roundup of new ways to see all kinds of data with fresh eyes. On the list: Jonathan Harris‘ “We Feel Fine” project (watch his TEDTalk) and, of course, Hans Rosling‘s Gapminder tools (watch his TEDTalks from 20062007). More here.
from Wired The Storm worm first appeared at the beginning of the year, hiding in e-mail attachments with the subject line: “230 dead as storm batters Europe.” Those who opened the attachment became infected, their computers joining an ever-growing botnet. Although it’s most commonly called a worm, Storm is really more: a worm, a Trojan […]
from c|net News While Microsoft is still pushing Vista hard, the company is quietly allowing PC makers to offer a “downgrade” option to buyers that get machines with the new operating system but want to switch to Windows XP. The program applies only to Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions, and it is up to […]
from c|net News Silicon Valley start-ups and independent technologists will suffer if Congress’s proposed overhaul of the U.S. patent system succeeds, the brains behind the Segway and Apple’s QuickTime video argued Thursday. The list of companies favoring the proposed Patent Reform Act of 2007, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 220 to […]
from c|net News Redmond’s desktop software dominance faces an uprising of alternatives from the likes of IBM, Google and Yahoo. More here.
from NYTs IF you’re the owner of a Windows PC who is looking for a replacement computer, the choices are grim. You can step into the world of hurt that is Vista, the latest version of Microsoft Windows that was released in January. Or you can seek out a new machine that still comes loaded […]