Sandwichware: Machines Talking to Machines About Humans
How are we better, Dan wonders, at making conversational interfaces than interoperable standards? Why are we inventing sandwichware?
Subscribing to The Far Side (by RSS!)
The Far Side is back, and (for the first time) it has a website and daily comics. But no RSS…
Automattic Transition (days -50 to 78)
A nice round 256 days since he applied to Automattic, Dan reflects on the whirlwind that has been his first…
Evolving Computer Words: "Hacker"
Of all evolving computer words, "hacker" is perhaps the most-loaded and controversial. Dan explores how it's changed and whether it…
Evolving Computer Words: "GIF"
People think of GIFs as animations for the Web, but that's only a fraction of their story.
Evolving Computer Words: "Broadband"
Dan continues to examine words whose popular meaning have diverged from their technical definition; today, he looks at "broadband".
Evolving Computer Words: "Virus"
Of all the computer words that have diverged from their original meaning, "virus" has perhaps diverged the furthest. Dan explains…
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