Monthly Archives: February 2000

Software Patent Links

Dave Winer has a lot of useful links on the software patent issue today on Scripting News. He points to a very informative article on the issue in the MIT Technology Review. This whole issue just makes me boil.

Great! Blogger, just ate one of my post attempts for the day. Luckily I’ve still got it in my memory banks.

At one point I had a URL for a simple little web application that would take the ISBN code for a given book and list the pricing at several online bookstores (including amazon.com). I’ll have to see if I can track that down again.

No More Pesos For Senor Bezos. I decided to stop shopping at amazon after the One Click patent lawsuit reared its head and anyone who thinks giving a company a monopoly on e-commerce is a bad thing should do the same.

Candidates, Freaks And Geeks

Continuing the recent parade of Presidential candidates and their wives through Spokane, Bill Bradley is going to be in town for a question and answer session tomorrow morning. I’m debating whether or not to go since it’s fairly early and I’m starting to lean towards McCain since he seems to be the most electable of the candidates I like these days. Guess I’ll see how I feel when I wake up.

Here’s a review of Freaks and Geeks that gives a good overview of what the show is all about. NBC seriously needs to GET A CLUE about this show!

Tog On Interface

Tog has some interesting thoughts on what Apple really should be doing when it comes to improving its interface. I think he’s right on about keyboards having a return and delete key on the lefthand side of the keyboard as well. It really bugs me to have to move my hand from mouse to the keyboard and back when I’m navigating through dialogs.