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August 31, 2000

A wrench in the works.

Another hopeful new media project bites the dust. Over a year ago, I purchased a charter subscription to the SprocketWorks product because it looked like an innovatively designed and highly visual, interactive tool that my kids could get into. These guys used Shockwave in very clean, efficient, and effective way that grabbed my attention. Today, … Read the rest of this item

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August 30, 2000

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Unexpectedly, as if by magic, a clarification regarding a previous post arrived this very afternoon. The contents of this missive, accurate and polite, were apparently delivered with great care by the mail doyen. Subject: DoyenDate: 30/08/2000 04:37 PMFrom: Joshua BentonTo: Grant Hutchinson Grant: I enjoy the blog. I just thought I’d point out that you’re confusing … Read the rest of this item

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August 30, 2000

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Even before my initial jolt of brown liquid fuel, I’d like to share my first thought of the morning. The word doyen is used to describe an expert or authority on some subject who is generally female. Even though the word itself is not gender specific, I have only come across a couple of examples … Read the rest of this item

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August 29, 2000

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Oh yeah baby, they’re dropping like flies. Another one of my co-workers has opened up his soul full-wide for the world to eviscerate and chugged down a full-size Big Gulp of Blogger-style self-publishing. Please wrap your ever-loving arms around him and welcome Saint Caffeine to the fold. We are family, and we all got the … Read the rest of this item

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August 29, 2000

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What happens when you combine the annoying cultural environment of AOL Instant Messenger, a dash of AppleScript automation, and some readily available Perl-based AI code? Well, obviously you create a your very own online psychoanalyst chat buddy. The doctor is in. Via macnn

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August 29, 2000

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Before the blasted thing has even started, this year’s Burning Man is teetering on the brink of being painfully mainstream. When Adobe starts covering the desert-scraping shenanigans of two nutty new-media goofballs, it’s time for us to find another instant Bartertown. “This year, Adobe.com will take its own creative journey to Burning Man. A small … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2000

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The sadder my friend Duane gets, the shorter his posts become. And the shorter his posts become, the more worried I get. Today he wrote that he is broken. I think we can fix him. Would anyone with a positive, uplifting, invigorating thought for Duane, please email hidden; JavaScript is required and share it with … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2000

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Misguided opinion, modern truism, or a ploy to get a rise out of the Apple faithful? Without bending over too far in any specific direction, Joe Gillespie explores the arguably ludicrous statement that you can’t design web pages on a Mac. My view is that you can’t design web pages with only a Mac. Similarly, … Read the rest of this item

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August 25, 2000

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Raging Search has already gained infamy as one of the swirl-sporting entities featured in my Spiral Logo Critique, but holey-moly did they ever up the ante. You can now customize the interface out the wazoo, including the color scheme used in the logo. Twelve logos for the price of one. And yes, guacamole is one … Read the rest of this item

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August 24, 2000

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Windows Me? Bah! Windows Me Not.

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