Category: Misc

Wrangling Over ‘Do Not Track’

Can We Stop the Tracking Already? I cannot believe this nonsense is still going on. I had to check my watch – yes indeed, it's now 2013, and we still don't have a viable do-not-track specification. This should have been

This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender…

This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender and receiver can see ore read them.” This was  claim I as immediately sceptical about when it was made so it’s nice to

Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the “Sharing Economy.”…

Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the "Sharing Economy." I think the idea of the sharing economy aligns well with the core values of the Web. But one thing no speaker has

One take-away from last week’s Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith’s…

One take-away from last week's Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith's fine panel was just the bare fact that responsive design has arrived. Last year's Mobilism was full of pitches for responsive design

Should We Put A QR Code On The Planet Money T-Shirt? : NPR

I don't get how so many people can be so vehemently opposed to the QR code, and not only that, but that people somehow view the QR code as being a weapon of "marketing." In my mind, the QR code

Publishing and Linking on the Web

Glad to see that this document I had worked on during my elected term on the TAG (with +Jeni Tennison, +Ashok Malhotra and +Larry Masinter) has been published. This document is trying to clarify some issues around Web publishing and linking

“Disrupters don’t just play and experiment. They kill”

Disruption isn't always good and innovation doesn't always make the world better. I am a big fan of dystopian visions of future technology – currently typified by the wonderful "Black Mirror" series on Channel 4 in the UK. (If you

xkcd: ISO 8601

XKCD has hit the nail on the head with this one. Listen people: if you use a numeric date notation, it can be ambiguous because different countries use different order of information: eg day/month/year or month/day/year. The only non-ambiguous numeric

Mobile Monday Demo night

My brief notes from last night's MobileMonday London demo night have been posted up on the +BlueVia blog today. #blogthis MobileMonday London (still going strong after seven years!) organised another great demo night last night. Eleven companies had 5 minutes each

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2013

Some predictions from The Next Web on what Web design trends we will see in 2013. I agree with all except no. 9 (which is actually at odds with no. 1). I agree people will be spending more money on

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