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Latest Posts

Six Apart adds widgets to TypePad

Fresh off a $12 million capital infusion, Six Apart has joined the widget revolution, opening up its blog platform for developers to create companion applications for TypePad. So far, 33 TypePad widgets are available, ranging from commerce and games to content and search--and they are free.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Guy Kawasaki on Apple's 30th

Video: Guy Kawasaki worked for Steve Jobs twice, although he doesn't necessarily recommend it. "At least once is a good experience," he said.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Open source Java heating up

Peter Yared, formerly of Sun and now CEO of ActiveGrid, posted an open letter to Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz regarding open sourcing Java on his blog. Here's the text:Dear Jonathan,Long time no see!

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Prehistoric Apple UI photos

With the 30th anniversary of the Apple coming up on April 1, has gathered some photos (here and here) from Apple software pioneer Bill Atkinson of user interface developments that first appeared on the Lisa and subsequently on the Macintosh.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Voting machine transparency costs one county clerk

Emery County, in Eastern Utah isn't a very big place, at least by population--there are only around 10,500 people. So you wouldn't expect Emery County to be a hotbed of voting activism, but one person, the County Clerk, has taken a courageous stand that has landed him in some hot water.

March 29, 2006 by Phil Windley


Quote of the day: Steve Ballmer

Quote of the day: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shows his famous sense of humor and competitiveness during an interview with Fortune...Do you have an iPod?

March 28, 2006 by Dan Farber


Eye tracking Web usability

User interface guru Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group is on the road, giving seminars based on a recently completed an eye-tracking study that indicates how users consume Web pages--such as where people start browsing on a page, whether they have banner and text link blindness, where users look for navigation, how they react to different text types, relative attention allocated to text vs. pictures and more.

March 27, 2006 by Dan Farber