Thursday, May 19, 2005
Neat Links, Calcubation Story
"FOR SALE: Completely refurbished MBO Service Technician"
What's been done to him? Hip repacement and some dentures, perhaps?
Newspapers charging for content? Like they don't now?
Good story about the ups and downs of personalization
E-books need defending? I guess so.
I got a good laugh this morning at MAN Roland's announcement that their new press is available in 3150 configurations. I've seen these press releases before, they're the product of "calcubation," which is too much time alone playing with one's calculator. That means they're only 6,340 combinations behind Starbucks (73 menu items, 10 syrup flavors, 13 modifiers = 9490). Perhaps adding press colors, no not units, but presses in different colors would help them catch up. I'm sure Pantone will help.
Road warrior stuff:
- Nice free word processor and spreadsheet at http://software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
- OpenOffice 2.0 beta is a big improvement over prior versions (they post an update every other week; the full product comes out this summer) http://download.openoffice.org/680/index.html