Updating Software

One thing about testing tools – you have to do regular software updates and test the updated software. This is one of those days.

Testing MarsEdit post.

The Secret History of Hypertext

Historians of technology often cite Bush’s essay as the conceptual forerunner of the Web. And hypertext pioneers like Douglas Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee have all acknowledged their debt to Bush’s vision. But for all his lasting influence, Bush was not the first person to imagine something like the Web.

via The Secret History of Hypertext – Alex Wright – The Atlantic.

Apps vs The Web

An app is a specialized tool, like a wrist watch. Apps thrive on mobile because people on the go have short bursts of time to accomplish tasks. Waiting in line at a bank, you only have a few seconds to check your mail.

via Apps vs The Web.

Graphic designers are ruining the web

Well, the process was indeed like that once – a very long time ago. In the beginning, webpages were simple pages of text marked up with some tags that would enable a browser to display them correctly. But that meant that the browser, not the designer, controlled how a page would look to the user, and there’s nothing that infuriates designers more than having someone (or something) determine the appearance of their work.

via Graphic designers are ruining the web | Technology | The Observer.

320 and up

‘320 and Up’ prevents mobile devices from downloading desktop assets by using a tiny screen’s stylesheet as its starting point. Try this page at different window sizes and on different devices to see it in action.

via 320 and up.

Internet Power, Volume 1

Here’s the result: the first volume of a two-tape collection called “Internet Power!” from 1995. I’ve included some select quotes and screenshots below.

via Internet Power, Volume 1: Flashback to the VHS-Era Web – Waxy.org.

I really do have to learn how to harness this thing, but I think my modem speed is too fast. Will it work at 28.8?

I hope I can find some more of these videos. Might be a really good thing to become an expert at this highway thing.