Monthly Archives: December 2006

A Read/Write Web? Sometimes

Another good piece over at Read/WriteWeb about the coming shift to the browser as the only program you’ll need, when all applications come from online. But, frankly, they’re going to have to get a lot better before that happens. I love, for example, Google Calendar, and have foolishly started relying on it. At least, until… Read More »

Getting Your Treo in Sync via USB

Here’s another one of those public service announcements for a very specific problem. Skip it if you haven’t had problems not being able to synchronize your Treo with a PC. In some cases an error message will appear “USB device not recognized” or somesuch. Here’s what worked for my Treo 650, after lots of messing… Read More »

Podcast: How To Find Your Way Around

Here’s something I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily show on StumbleUpon, a service that allows you to wander the Internet via signposts left by others. Email me if you’d like the transcript If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can… Read More »

Loose Wire the Stocking Filler

Still looking for the perfect Christmas present? My publishers are offering a one-off three for two deal on the Loose Wire book. I know I’d say this because I wrote it, but readers really are saying that they are buying the book for relatives both already schooled in the art of technology, but also for… Read More »

Seasons’ PR Greetings

It’s that time of year: Lots of Christmas greetings messages from PR folk. I don’t want to sound like Scrooge, but I’m never quite clear why they bother with these things. Nokia sent me a link to a flash message with lots of phones doing stuff and thanks for “my continued support for Nokia”. A… Read More »