netwebly Guide Archives - Pardon our mess, we're reorganizing.
The following are in some sort of order - but you're right if you're guessing
its not chronological.
are Forgiven Whatis.com |Archives: Spring 2000
just spent the last two and a half hours in a meeting listening to a fellow
with thick glasses and a grimy beard talk endlessly about
and "nodes" and "triple
redundant vaporware" along with a bunch
of bizzare, half-baked terms you've never heard of before. So
your head hurts.
It's supposed to. more.
we'd like to see: Auto-Nuke | Archives:
application like this would probably raise serious legal issues, but there's
no doubt that if released, this software would be the first real killer
app of 2001.
Deleting the Weaselspace |
Meet the Weasels. The web site designers your momma warned you about.
Dave Strikes Back |
one of the first attacks of its kind, a hacker broke through security
protecting the web site of the Orange County Register
September 30th and made changes to site content that went undetected for
nearly two hours. more
widely-circulated email hoax which caused a lot of confusion last year
has reared its ugly little head again - this time in a televised debate
between the candidates in the New York Senate race. more
Death of Web Design
web usability guru Jakob Nielson touches
off a minor civil war in the web development community with an inflammatory
article that argues web design is dead. more
heard the mantra repeated so many times its starting to sound like a cd
skip.The key to a successful e-commerce site is excellent customer service...customer
service...customer service. Many web sites (and traditional companies)
are outsourcing customer service.
what? It may not be such a hot idea
for Start-ups | Spring 2000
got game - or at least you're pretty sure you do. You
picked up your Ivy league MBA for next to nothing. You've got the required
cast of geeks, and a bunch of cool computer equipment and category five
cable to go with your pool table. Hell, you've even got a thing that looks
suspiciously like a business plan sitting on your coffee table. There's
only one problem.You
have no idea what you're doing.
few. The proud. The desperately in need of a crash course in in Net business
Ho, Let's go...
| Spring 2000
Like a Bird, Poop like an Elephant, Think Digital, Act Analog and Don't
Ask People to Do Something You Wouldn't...."
the Users Next? |10.10.2000
Janelle Brown came up with a excellent piece
last week which discusses the legal and technical problems next generation
file-sharing applications like Gnutella are likely to face in the future.
In the "Gnutella Paradox" Brown
brings up the biggest problem facing file-sharing services: as soon as
applications like Napster and Gnutella get big enough to become useful,
they inevitably attract the attention of the powers that be - leading
to a contentious cycle of innovation and litigation that is likely to
continue for years.
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead
with other people making money off unauthorized versions of their music
in cyberspace, according to a report which ran in USA
Today earlier this week. more
Use Continues To Rise at Historic Pace
to a survey by digital entertainment research group Webnoize,
Napster use surged to another all time high last month. Fueled by interest
in the second round of the trial between the recording industry and the
high flying file-sharing company, the number of downloads over Napster's
servers reached a staggering 1.4 billion in in the month of September.
Napster Factor [10.9.2000]
polls that show him falling behind Republican George
in the race for the Presidency, Vice
with Red Herring Magazine.
The conversation that results says a lot about the man who may be our
next President. more
MP3 Bill [10.9.2000]
Democrat Rich Boucher introduces bipartisan
legislation in the House that may have a profound impact on what you can
do with your MP3s. more
a Job at a Startup [10.9.2000]
known for the role it plays in helping Net startups find venture capital
and the series of boot camps it holds for
entrepreneurs, Garage.com recently began
posting jobs openings at some of the companies it helps launch.
it could easily be argued that this searchearch engines index the ent
NewsSearch.userland is still a valuable addition to your arsenal of web
power tools. more
Ruling might not affect online music
the it-might-be-time-to-brush-up-on-our-headline-writing-skills before-we-go-out-and-start-looking-for-a-job-Department
(Indiana Daily Student)
and Loathing 2003 [9.25.2000]
Research releases a widely anticipated report that
concludes that Hollywood and the music industry are in serious trouble.
been kinda thinking the same thing.
on E-commerce trends
Research firm Jupiter Communications raised
some eyebrows with a September press release suggesting that the problem
with many online merchants may be that they aren't using enough technologies
like Macromedia Flash enough to dazzle visitors to their sites into spending
more money. more
like Rock and Roll
CEO Michael Robertson is betting heavily
that his controversial My.MP3.com service
will help his company survive. But space shifting technology isn't the
only card up his sleeve. His
latest inspiration could lead to deals with big name bricks and mortar
Late, Release Later
Steve Case introduced the prerelease of the
long- awaited Netscape Navigator 6.0 at last
week's Internet World conference in
Los Angeles, proclaiming "The Magic is Back", veteran Net watchers
could be excused for fighting to contain the giggles. After all, the new
version comes two years after the last release from Netscape. Oh
well. Better later than never.
The Return of Netscape
love it. The markets go crazy at a drop of the word. Yet, for all the
hype, ordinary computer users are reluctant to experiment with an operating
system notorious for being too complicated for mere mortals to install
and use on a daily basis. That
may be about to change.The
designers who created the revolutionary interface for the Macintosh
have announced they will be building a new desktop that may do for
Linux what Bill Gates did for Windows
Unto Microsoft [Archives:
US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
weighs the options available to him and selects an appropriate punishment
for Microsoft's violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust
Act, we've been doing some creative thinking of our own. Throw
in a couple of interesting alternatives readers emailed us and we've got
a hot little list on our hands.
Top Ten Alternative punishments for Microsoft
Your Customer Service, Homer
With billions of dollars at stake in the e-commerce
marketplace you'd think Net companies would be going the extra mile to
provide outstanding customer service and win consumer confidence. Doh.
It doesn't work that way
Comes the Sun [Archives: Fall 1999]
Years Microsoft Office and WordPerfect
from Corel have been pretty much the only
viable options for PC users in need of a professional office productivity
suite. The release of StarOffice
5.1 changes the picture considerably
the Weaselspace [Archives:
been there since the beginning. They make life harder for everybody else
and soak up our bandwidth without pausing for a second to consider the
consequences of their actions. Meet the weasels. The
web site designers you keep hearing about who somehow sign clients, make
money and win awards - all without knowing a single line of code
of the Dead Cow [Archives:
the scene. You're surfing along, minding your own business, on your way
to view your personalized stock quotes, or read Wired
News, or do whatever it is you do online, when all of a sudden
something out of the ordinary happens. more
Hacker Crackdown [Archives:
recent uproar about hacking isn't the first time attention has been focused
on the digital underground. Chances are it won't be the last.
January 15th, 1990 a funny thing happened. AT&T
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