Foleo, Surface, Stumbling etc

There’s lots of news out there which I won’t bother you with because you’ll be reading it elsewhere. But here are some links in case: Palm has a new mini laptop called the Foleo. I like the idea, but I fear it will go the way of the LifeDrive, which I also kinda liked. Microsoft …

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It’s Not Always About Online

Software developers used to write programs that looked and worked great on their big-monitored, big-powered, big-hard drived computers, forgetting that most of us have small screens, weak computers and no disk space. Now, with Web 2.0, they’re writing programs that assume we’re always online. Well, we’re not. Cameron Reilly of The Podcast Network, trying to …

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Podcast: Online Shopping

From the BBC World Service World Business Report: Online shopping Here’s an excerpt from the original WSJ.com piece (subscription only, I’m afraid): Why does buying stuff online still look so similar to buying offline? First, Web sites still use the whole browsing-shopping basket-checkout metaphor, an approach that even real world shops are trying to get …

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Wiki, Where Art Thou?

I need help again, so I’m turning to Loose Wire readers yet again. I’m looking for a wiki-type free from database, simple yet intuitive, that allows users to add and update material easily online, but which can also be downloaded in its entirety and viewed offline. Right now I’m using Schtuff.com, which is excellent, but …

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A Way To Marry Offline And Online Shopping?

Further to my post about the perils of offline browsing and online buying, here’s a possible solution, from Wi-Fi Networking News: Software that lets PDA users check out details and reviews of a book while in the bookstore. SmartWorlds’ free software lets PDA users (customers can borrow a PDA and scanner from staff) shop and …

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