Two of my browser tabs contain pieces that are related in that they are very well-written, and about technology.
Stephen Fry, British author and actor, recently burst into blogging with sufficient force that he scored a Guardian column (which is conveniently reproduced on the blog). The opening salvo, Welcome to dork talk, is a pleasure to read, end to end.
Mark Bernstein, the Tinderbox guy, is working on a series called NeoVictorian Computing which, while perhaps not quite as elegantly-turned-out as Fry’s œuvre, digs a little deeper. He is making a direct appeal for software to adopt the principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Since I am writing this sitting in a Stickley chair in a wooden house in the A&C style, I’m inclined to be sympathetic. Mark’s message resists summarization, so I won’t try. His NeoVictorian page is organized in a blog style, so you have to go there, scroll down to find the first article, read it, then scroll up to read the next, and so on. Mark: consider flipping it.