☞ Holiday Tab Sweep

  • As many of us have been commenting for many years, the optimum freedom comes from neither open standards nor from open source alone but from the combination of the two. The wiki markup language used by MediaWiki is expressed only as open source code; this notable and valuable effort seeks to codify it in a way that makes it possible to repurpose wiki content in the future programatically. This kind of activity is enormously important culturally.
  • Has Apple picked the wrong target here in its war against Android? Samsung are not only wealthy, they also have a formidable patent arsenal.
  • “My object all sublime | I shall achieve in time | to make the punishment fit the crime | the punishment fit the crime.”
  • Excellent idea – a sort of OIN for video codecs.
  • Interesting web site for rating speakers. No indication that it has any capacity to compute results contextually though. A speaker with lousy ratings at one event may be perfect for another of a different character (and vice versa). That’s exactly the class of probably WOT suffers from too.
  • This insect repellent sounds too good to be true – looking forward to hearing much more about it as DEET scares me.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks Simon, you caught two good ones today (Samsung v, Apple and Google WebM Patent Pals).


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