- The HTC Hero is the first mobile phone to get Flash functionality in its browser, so how’s the performance? Maddening. (thx Daring Fireball)
- Unfortunate news for Microsoft: sales down 17% and after-tax profit down 29% versus a year ago. The PC sales slump has really taken its toll.
- Wired: How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans. I know a lot of people who fail on many of these.
- Apple owns 91% of the high-end ($1000+) computer market. This means that you can predict respectably well what sort of computer someone bought by the price they paid.
- Fast-food photo artists, your jobs are about to be commandeered by animation interns. (via kottke)
- LA Times: 61 essential postmodern reads, replete with an iconic legend to inform readers about each books’s postmodern trickery.
- If you plan on losing your wallet, make sure you have baby pictures in it if you want a clean shot of getting it back.
- A group of scientists at the University of Washington are working on a way to make electronic messages and documents “self-destruct” after a given period of time. Great idea, but it will quickly devolve into a cat-and-mouse game involving hacking the vanish code and having new code developed, etc. Think virus author vs. antivirus vendor, or heck, Palm Pre vs. iTunes syncing.
- Finally, Walter Cronkite’s lesson as it relates to authenticity and transparency.
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