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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Scripting News: Care to Share Your OPML?

Interesting question last night on Twitter from Daman Bahner. He asked how about rebooting Share Your OPML now that there’s renewed interest in RSS. That requires a little explaining for people who are not familiar with the original service with … Continue reading

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Thread: New Fargo intro dialog.

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the initial user experience for Fargo, and decided to take another look at it. The result is a new intro dialog. Screen shot below. The actual dialog is a little bigger, the full … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Where’s the app?

In the early days of the web, I remember (vaguely) marveling at the idea that I could put software in a machine that had a persistent connection and have it be accessible anywhere. This was great until I created something … Continue reading

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