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What next for Google?


There’s every chance that Google are hoping to occupy some kind of space either peripheral to, or on the edge of Microsoft Office. To qualify this claim, it’s actually very simple: Microsoft Office is a monumental piece of software engineering, which Google can’t hope to replicate. Buying in talent, or even a pre-existing office suite, […]


Free speech meets newspapers, web


There seems to be a real and very worrying misunderstanding of what ‘freedom of speech’ is really about. In my mind, free speech is about adding to a dialogue, not subtracting from and diminishing in such a way as to make the dialogue meaningless. I have to be selfish for a moment, and indulge my […]


Coda can code but could do beta


Having been a fan of Panic’s software for quite some time, I like to keep an eye on what they’re up to. So when Coda hit the ‘Net, I felt strangely compelled to give it a squint. I’ve been using their exemplary FTP client Transmit for donkey’s years. Way back when it was called Transit. […]


Mozy, OpenDNS, Adobe Flex


Having spotted the release of the Beta version of the Mozy on-line backup client for the Mac, I decided to take the plunge. Enjoying the benefits of a very strong pound right now, the five cents shy of five dollars for Mozy Unlimited seems like a steal. But, this is Beta software and I’ve been […]


OpenDNS does not suck


OK, I’ve been using OpenDNS for a few hours, and I’ve got some initial thoughts that I’d like to share with you. First of all, it’s ace! Let’s face it, OpenDNS really does hand the web back to me / you in a usable way. Secondly, there are some points I’d like to outline: I’d […]