· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · April
· · · · 30 (3 entries)

iTunes Music Store and the WWW · I should say off the top that I'm a huge fan of Ap­ple iTunes Mu­sic Store (here­inafter iMS). There are so many things right about it, and once they fig­ure out how to in­clude in the in­dies and bou­tiques, it may just turn the mu­sic biz in­side out in a good way. Un­for­tu­nate­ly, I'm a pedan­tic geek and a lover of the WWW, and so I just have to point out a few ways in which iMS could be made a bet­ter Web cit­i­zen with ben­e­fits all around ...
Cashless? · Sum­mer is dis­tinct­ly here and I took a side-trip on a cof­fee ex­pe­di­tion to the sun­glass­es em­po­ri­um; the sharp-dressed young wom­an ex­plained that the in­ex­pen­sive sun­glass­es were on this side, the de­sign­er mod­els on oth­er. But then she wouldn't take my mon­ey ...
Programming Languages and Text · Wel­come to an­oth­er in­stall­ment in on­go­ing's on­go­ing tour through text-processing is­sues. This one is about programming-language sup­port, and while it makes spe­cif­ic ref­er­ence to Java, tries to be gen­er­al­ly ap­pli­ca­ble to mod­ern soft­ware en­vi­ron­ments. The con­clu­sion is that Ja­va is OK for some kinds of text pro­cess­ing, but has re­al prob­lems when the lift­ing gets heavy ...
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