Island in the Net

A personal blog by Khürt Williams, full of inchoate writing on photography, coffee, and geekery.

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Sunday Morning Reading

  • Dave Winer writes about advertising and product development at the Scripting News – “The current product development process, that focuses on a few supposed geniuses and ignores the intelligence that’s in the user’s minds, same as with unconferences, is about to run its course much as the old style conference can’t possibly compete with one that involves the brains of the people formerly known as the audience.”
  • Some big controversy on the web concerning one man’s use of the Alexa Web Service.
  • Jeff Ventura writes a response to D’Souza.

Sunday Morning Reading

  • Jeff Ventura writes about Apple’s role in Microsoft’s downfall. The agent is OS-X.
  • CrunchGear reports that Comcast thinks it’s best customers should get off its network. Apparently broadband networks are not to be used to watch videos or download software.
  • Web Worker Daily wants to now what What Chores Do You Outsource? I briefly outsourced housecleaning before my wife took personal offense.
  • And the Linux and Open Source Blog reports that GAIM makes nice with AOL and gets a new name. On my MacBook I use AdiumX which uses the GAIM libraries.