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  1. Broken Technology  • 
    Why is so much technology so goddamn fragile? Most software can't repair itself -- and even when it can do rudimentary repair work, like replacing accidentally deleted files or Windows Registry entries, it's not smart enough to know when it needs repairing.
  2. About the New Website Design  • 
    You might notice something different. Yes, it's that new website that I've been mentioning for months and months now. I actually started soliciting feedback on the DeepGenre blog way back in December. And now you can see the results here. You might also want to take the opportunity to poke around the redesigned "Infoquake" and "MultiReal" websites.
  3. Building the Perfect User Interface (Part 2)  • 
    (Read Building the Perfect User Interface, Part 1.) In my first ramble about user interface, I used the toaster as an example of something that is erroneously thought to have a perfect user interface. Perhaps a more apropos example for most techies is the Internet search engine. Think of any piece of information you’d like […]
  4. Mini-Essay on the Internet and Publishing on SF Signal  • 
    I’ve got a mini-essay (three paragraphs) up today in the new “Mind Meld” feature of SF Signal. The question was about how the Internet has impacted publishing and the author’s ability to sell more books. Quick excerpt: But even more important, the Internet has allowed me to keep in touch with readers during the (too […]
  5. The Plot to Understand Second Life  • 
    Last night I had the privilege of attending a reading and interview of renowned science fiction author Paul Levinson in support of his book "The Plot to Save Socrates" on Second Life. And after attending Paul's Second Life event, I can now officially say I don't get it.
  6. Behold, the New ISP  • 
    If you're reading this article, then that means that you're now viewing my blog at its new home of Bluehost.com. I've taken the opportunity of moving the blog to make a number of changes.
  7. Dave on Ruby on Rails  • 
    Imagine you’ve never played the game of football (the American version) before. You’ve never even seen a football game, and you have no idea what the rules are. But somebody tells you it’s way hella cool, and you’ve got the build for it, why don’t you come on down and join the team. So you […]
  8. The End of MySpace  • 
    MySpace has made the classic gamble that short-term gain will trump long-term stability. And like so many Web 1.0 companies that came before them, MySpace is headed for a big, clumsy fall.
  9. Share This: A WordPress Plug-in  • 
    [Quick reminder before we get underway: my Jewish Marxist Werewolves in Bolivia Infoquake giveaway contest is still open! Deadline is this Friday, and lots of opportunity for you — yes, you — to win a signed copy of the book.] I’ve nearly completed all the modifications I wanted to make on this blog for 2007. […]
  10. Why Is Gmail So Irritating?  • 
    Gmail should be a slam-dunk for Google. So why is it so irritating?

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