Monthly Archives: April 2013

Scripting News: A song I sing to users.

When users ask when a feature will be available, this is what I say. Software takes time. Good software takes even more time. We know that so we don’t make promises about when software is coming. It’ll be here when … Continue reading

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Scripting News: A song I sing to users.

When users ask when a feature will be available, this is what I say. Software takes time. Good software takes even more time. We know that so we don’t make promises about when software is coming. It’ll be here when … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Google Glass is not a trivial product.

Watching this Chris Dixon interview this morning helped me appreciate that Google Glass has real-world non-trivial applications. Examples: 1. A teacher giving a lecture while drawing a diagram on whiteboard. 2. As a teleprompter for a person giving a speech. … Continue reading

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Sunday morning thoughts on outliners and word processors.

I was writing a comment in response to a comment from Hanan Cohen, and decided to make it a post. It was getting so long, and said stuff that I wanted to say more prominently. Hanan said that Word had … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Older techies and outliners.

I had a flash yesterday, after doing a series of demos of Fargo here in Boston on this trip and my last one in March. In several cases, the people were close to my own age, and were former users … Continue reading

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Scripting News: The message of Boston.

This post was written quickly. It was an interesting week to be in Boston, as in the Chinese proverb about living in interesting times. But not for the reasons people think. I learned this last night, in a big way, … Continue reading

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Scripting News: A semi-luddite view of Google glasses.

This was written very quickly. At the beginning of my blogging career, in 1994, I expressed doubt that PDAs would become general-purpose computers. Randy Battat, then an exec at Motorola, rebutted that people used to say that about personal computers, … Continue reading

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