February 28, 2005

Journey to the (Revolutionary, Evil-Hating, Cash-Crazy, and Possibly Self-Destructive) Center of Google

You’ve heard the story. Larry and Sergey drop out of school, start a company in a garage, then become billionaires. But will Larry and Sergey ever grow up?
by John Heilemann [GQ]
Posted by cds at 04:24 PM

January 14, 2005

Back To The Classics

Perfecting The Emulation For Digital Eclipse’s Atari Anthology
By Jeff Vavasour [Gamesutra]
Posted by cds at 01:46 PM

December 26, 2004

What’s Next for Google

by Charles H. Ferguson [Tech Review]
Posted by cds at 11:42 PM

December 04, 2004

Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died

From neuroscience to Nietzsche. A sobering look at how man may perceive himself in the future, particularly as ideas about genetic predeterminism takes the place of dying Darwinism.
by Tom Wolfe [The Independent]
Posted by cds at 05:17 PM

November 17, 2004

Something Borrowed

Should a charge of plagiarism ruin your life?
by Malcolm Gladwell [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 10:31 AM

November 13, 2004

Nullsoft, 1997–2004

aol kills off the last maverick tech company.
By Paul Boutin [Slate]
Posted by cds at 01:16 AM

October 15, 2004

Free Air

by James Surowiecki [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 11:23 PM

September 14, 2004

BBEdit 8

By John Gruber [Daring Fireball]
Posted by cds at 03:00 PM

August 03, 2004

Sellout or Savior?

He’s been accused of betraying the open-source dream, but Ximian cofounder Miguel de Icaza believes corporate partnerships are the best way to realize it.
By David H. Freedman [Tech Review]
Posted by cds at 04:46 PM

TiVo vs. the Broadcast Flag Wavers

By Rob Pegoraro [Wash. Post]
Posted by cds at 12:18 PM

August 02, 2004

The Early History of Smalltalk

Alan C. Kay [acm]
Posted by cds at 04:23 PM

July 29, 2004

Great Hackers

(This essay is derived from a keynote talk at Oscon 2004.)
By Paul Graham [Paul Graham]
Posted by cds at 12:31 PM

July 21, 2004

Unix’s founding fathers

Dennis Ritchie invented C and was one of the key members of the team behind Unix—two developments that underpin much modern software
Posted by cds at 12:11 AM

July 15, 2004

An Interview with Donald Knuth

ddj chats with one of the world’s leading computer scientists
By Jack Woehr [ddj]
Posted by cds at 06:13 PM

July 06, 2004

The C Family of Languages

Interview with Dennis Ritchie, Bjarne Stroustrup, and James Gosling
This article appeared in Java Report, 5(7), July 2000 and c++ Report, 12(7), July/August 2000. [GotW]
Posted by cds at 03:45 PM

June 30, 2004

Dashboard vs. Konfabulator

by John Gruber [Daring Fireball]
Posted by cds at 04:24 PM

June 18, 2004

Microsoft Research drm talk

by Cory Doctorow [eff]
Posted by cds at 03:24 PM

June 17, 2004

How Microsoft Lost the api War

By Joel Spolsky [Joel on Software]
Posted by cds at 04:39 PM

June 07, 2004

Microsoft’s Sacred Cash Cow

A former Microsoftie says addiction to Windows revenue, mediocre products, and missed opportunities could doom Seattle’s most successful company.
by Jeff Reifman [Seattle Weekly]
Posted by cds at 12:33 PM

May 27, 2004

The History of Zork

by Tim Anderson & Stu Galley [New Zork Times]
Posted by cds at 05:28 PM

April 06, 2004

The Cocoa Controller Layer

by Michael Beam [MacDevCenter]
Posted by cds at 02:17 PM

March 05, 2004

How I Lost the Big One

When Eric Eldred’s crusade to save the public domain reached the Supreme Court, it needed the help of a lawyer, not a scholar.
By Lawrence Lessig [Legal Affairs]
Posted by cds at 04:59 PM

February 01, 2004

Microsoft Is Taking On Google

By John Markoff [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 07:18 PM

January 31, 2004

Sir Bill and his dragons—past, present and future

Having survived a gruelling battle with America’s trustbusters, Microsoft now faces a showdown in Europe. Meanwhile, another battle looms on the horizon
[The Economist]
Posted by cds at 03:28 PM

January 24, 2004

The Tyranny of Copyright?

By Robert S. Boynton [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 05:54 PM

Thick as a (Campaign) Plank

U.S. Leaders Either Don’t Understand or Prefer Not to Understand the IT Outsourcing Crisis, So Here’s the Cliff Notes Version
By Robert X. Cringely [I, Cringely]
Posted by cds at 02:43 PM

November 21, 2003

Natural Deselection:

Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try
By Robert X. Cringely [I Cringeley]
Posted by cds at 04:34 PM

November 15, 2003

The First Time is Free:

Microsoft’s Peculiar Profit Obsession, .net, and What It All Really Means
By Robert X. Cringely [I Cringely]
Posted by cds at 09:57 PM

November 01, 2003

How good is Google?

Google is now more than a business: it is a cultural phenomenon. But where will it be in a few years?
Posted by cds at 03:08 PM

October 23, 2003

The Great Library of Amazonia

by Gary Wolf [Wired]
Posted by cds at 09:42 PM


How Microsoft’s Misunderstanding of Open Source Hurts Us All
By Robert X. Cringely [pbs]
Posted by cds at 06:52 PM

State Of The Art

Apple’s Latest 0.1 Adds a Lot
By David Pogue [nyt]
Posted by cds at 12:14 AM

October 18, 2003

Recording industry misses beat in battle against file sharing

Doug Bandow [Townhall]
Posted by cds at 01:53 AM

October 16, 2003

Did E-Vote Firm Patch Election?

by Kim Zetter [Wired]
Posted by cds at 07:29 PM

October 15, 2003

All the President’s votes?

A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it’s over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large – and pro-Republican – corporations. Can democracy in America survive?
by Andrew Gumbel [The Independent]
Posted by cds at 07:08 PM

The Digital Imprimatur

How big brother and big media can put the Internet genie back in the bottle.
by \href{http://www.fourmilab.ch/}{John Walker} [Fourmilab]
Posted by cds at 05:58 PM

October 14, 2003

The C++ Style Sweet Spot

A Conversation with Bjarne Stroustrup, Part I
by Bill Venners [Artima]
Posted by cds at 12:10 AM

October 09, 2003

Dangerrrr: cats could alter your personality

by Jonathan Leake, Science Editor [Times of London]
Posted by cds at 09:18 PM

September 23, 2003

An open invitation to election fraud

Not only is the country’s leading touch-screen voting system so badly designed that votes can be easily changed, but its manufacturer is run by a die-hard gop donor who vowed to deliver his state for Bush next year.
By Farhad Manjoo [Salon]
Posted by cds at 11:03 AM