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The Shape of Computers to Come

22.6.2006 by Chris N

An article on Slashdot about some graphics-pen based desktop software called 'BumpTop' started me thinking again about interface design (see 'Welcome to Userville'). But then my thinking started to run 'well I wrote that post about software design, better think…

Opera’s New Browser Worth a Look

20.6.2006 by Mother Superior

Many Internet users and even some web developers are still choosing to ignore the fact that there are more browsers available than just Internet Explorer. The Opera team has quietly built a name for itself and the new browser Opera…

Copy This Down

20.6.2006 by Chris N

So the 'Google Generation' (delightful, young people are once again defined by a multinational corporation) are all unabashed plagiarists. Stupid kids! Everybody knows the point of formal education is to learn how to conceal your sources correctly. From high within…

The Web’s ad Potential Finally Mainstream?

19.6.2006 by Mother Superior

The potency of word of mouth advertising on the Internet is not new, but often for the mainstream to take the shift online seriously, they require a traditional giant to coerce them. That's why Proctor & Gamble's announcing of the…

A New Netscape for the Less Personalised Web

15.6.2006 by Mother Superior

My immediate thoughts on the rebirth of Netscape are that AOL are joining a selection of content providers appealing to the lethargic nature of Internet users. I can see Netscape appealing heavily to those who are not web savvy enough…

A Growing Business is Like a Starfish

14.6.2006 by Mother Superior

There's a story going around that Starfish have incredible regenerative powers. So much so that when they lose a leg (or a ray) they grow one back. This may not seem that incredible – after all lizards can grow tails…

Google Earth Song

13.6.2006 by Chris N

What's the best thing that Google's ever done? Adwords, that's pretty clever if you're a businessy type. Analytics, that's pretty cool if you're a webmastery type. The search engine itself, that's pretty fantastic if you're any type at all (unless…

Control Lies Where on the Internet?

12.6.2006 by Mother Superior

In a radio interview last week, Lawrence Jones was asked to explain what an Internet Service Provider does. Following Lawrence's answer, Phil Wood, the host said - "so you basically run the Internet" and Lawrence's response was "I guess so,…

Without a Safety Net

9.6.2006 by Chris N

I recently moved home and found myself without a toaster, without an ironing board, without a bookcase and - most irritatingly of all - without a net connection. How on earth would I survive? Reasonably easily, as it turned out.…

A Parable for the Internet Industry

8.6.2006 by Mother Superior

Last night's Optimising Your Online Presence seminar brought some of Manchester's top businesses together at Cube and sent them away with fuel for success. Clare Johnson of Digital Marketing specialists Adoofa, spoke first and gave marketers a great overview of…