IBM/Ease of Use/Business View: “What

IBM/Ease of Use/Business View:

“What is this all about? It’s about business – your business! Look, we’re all sold on pleasing our users, whether they are customers, business partners, or internal users. This is a sure way to contribute to our organizations and to the bottom line. But how do we ensure we not only satisfy, but also delight them? How do we increase our return from them? And how do we differentiate ourselves from our competitors? Reasonable questions. Read on. There are answers.”

I, Cringely | The Pulpit

I, Cringely | The Pulpit

“The point of all this is simple. It may actually make the Internet somewhat safer. But the real purpose of this stuff, I fear, is to take technology owned by nobody (TCP/IP) and replace it with technology owned by Redmond. That’s taking the Internet and turning it into MSN. Oh, and we’ll all have to buy new computers.

This is diabolical. If Microsoft is successful, Palladium will give Bill Gates a piece of every transaction of any type while at the same time marginalizing the work of any competitor who doesn’t choose to be Palladium-compliant. So much for Linux and Open Source, but it goes even further than that. So much for Apple and the Macintosh. It’s a militarized network architecture only Dick Cheney could love. “

Is TrackBack really a two-way

Is TrackBack really a two-way link as envisioned in the original hypertext theory, where both sides know of the existence of the link (as opposed to an HTML link where only one side knows)? People have been trying to emulate that idea by tracking referrers. With some success, but always limited by the nature of referrers: someone has to click, not exactly a two way link. If this is so; very cool. Too bad about the complexity of implementation though.