When you first encounter something that has been designed just right – the iPhone, Gmail, the Swedish cheese knife and now Google Chrome, you always find yourself wondering what you were thinking using all those other crappy products (I can’t imagine, for example, going back to a regular cell phone, or using an old-skool email client.) And now, after having only played around with Google’s new and long-awaited browser, I knew immediately that it was a keeper.
So, not unexpectedly, the aging 800-pound gorilla Microsoft recently put in a bid to acquire a big box of Viagra aka Yahoo for 44 some billion dollars, hoping to stave off it’s losing battle against the young-buck 800 lb (8000 lb?) gorilla Google.
There is something ironic in how, while Apple’s trademark tagline is “think different,” the ones who really are thinking different when it comes to phones (and a lot of other stuff – don’t they have a search engine?) is Google.
I think it’s been a couple days now since Gmail was updated to a new version (apparently only for some users, but for whatever reason I was one of them.) It seems to still be a bit buggy.
I recall recently seeing a news article about how Microsoft has extended the date when it will stop supporting Windows XP, from January 30th of next year until some undetermined point in the future.
My friend Victor recently sent me a link to a great (not-so) new RIA programming language – OpenLaszlo.
I think the actual release of Adobe CS3 is still a couple weeks away [actually, just received an email from Adobe that it’s shipping now], but I’m already reading up on every last tidbit about this great new application framework.
I just added the Fullerscreen extension to FireFox and was immediately hooked by the true full-screen view it allows for.
So my friend Brett just showed me the site xhtmlized, which is probably one of the coolest web 2.0 sites I’ve come across in a while, mostly because they aren’t doing the same old web 2.0 stuff, but are instead applying it to (I think) something new – pricing.