The Room Do I dare disturb the universe?

Ipad Hating Has Jumped The Shark

iPad Hating has Jumped the Shark In his recent post Wrong About the iPad, Tim Bray attempts to rebut a quote from Marc Benioff. But then Benioff goes on to say “It’s not about text, or even animation, it’s about video.” That is so, so, wrong. Intelligence is a text-based application. Benioff isn’t stupid but that remark is. I read Tim Bra... Read more

No Vendors

No Vendors? Recently in a post about his moving to Google, Tim Bray said: The big thing about the Web isn’t the technology, it’s that it’s the first-ever platform without a vendor (credit for first pointing this out goes to Dave Winer). I’ve always respected Mr. Bray, I follow his blog avidly and I really enjoyed his discussion of le... Read more

Been There Done That

Been There, Done That An email recently came up on the EPO-Marketing list that I made a long and rambling reply to. The ideas I expressed there I think are important and should get expressed to a larger audience so I thought I’d put them here. The original poster to the email mentioned the recent excursion to CeBit. The impression was that the... Read more

Brewing Up A Storm

Brewing Up a Storm Because I recently had the opportunity to do a fresh re-install of my world1, I’ve spent the last few days playing with App::perlbrew. App::perlbrew is the invention of Kang-min Liu aka gugod, and the basic idea is that it’s a perl manager. It will install and track several different installations of Perl for you, allowing yo... Read more

Shot On Sight

Why I should (apparently) be shot on sight Recently chromatic posted: [12:52] chromatic: More and more I think Module::Install hurts CPAN’s installation experience. Ia! Ia! EUMM fhtagn! Which I found curious. I suspect it is because it resorts to driving ExtUtils::MakeMaker which chromatic has been vocal about hating in the past. It ... Read more