“flashturbation” and other fun responses to the Webword.com challenge.
I like this better than the other way around.
I don’t even like talking on the phone, now I’m going to have to talk to it as well.
Yes, this is a Microsoft article extolling the virtues of simplicity. It’s not a bad read, but coming from Microsoft makes it almost a parody of some kind.
Hey, figures lie and liars figure.
Trouble is, the whole Flash Usability arguments aren’t really fair for the Flash folks. Flash developers are forced to use a tool that makes it difficult to create usable products to begin with. Besides, it’s too much fun to just “make cool stuff”. It’s also too easy to sell. The Gee Whiz Factor is still getting in the way.
I think I’d like to develop a basic html form in Flash which talk to a server somewhere running ColdFusion/ASP/PHP – whatever. Although doing the same thing using DHTML would probably be just as effective and a lot less time-consuming. Hmmm.
Freshmeat editorial hilighting some of the downsides of using an application service provider.
Application Service Providers bring the mainframe dumb terminals model to the Web, and users get all the benefits of a centrally-maintained system. Unfortunately, the distance from your house to my.service.com is longer than that from your office to the admin down the hall, and it can be harder to hold your provider accountable. In today’s editorial, Paul Reiber points out the downsides of ASPs.
Sort of validates the whole thing for Amazon, doesn’t it?
Ok, “mix” a bit ‘o physics and a little rap and what do you get? Stephen Hawking doing songs like “A Brief History of Rhyme” and “E=MC Hawking.” It’s pretty funny. I think.
With my limited vocabulary, I always wanted a way to quickly find the definition of those really fancy words I’d run across when reading online.
Sure, I could copy, type – http://www.dictionary.com – enter – paste – enter – read. A couple years ago that was cool enough, but of course we learn quickly to take things for granted
Along comes babylon which lets me highlight a word in any application, right click and BLAM!, instant definition with links to multiple related resources.