Tag Archives: online service

How To Blow It From “From”

By | August 7, 2007

I’m amazed by how many times this happens, and it always seems to be PR folk in the technology industry who are the culprits: An email where the sender, say Geoff Blah, hasn’t filled in the ‘From’ field in his email program or service so it appears in my inbox as from ‘gblah@aol.com’ or, sometimes, just gblah. (Yes, very… Read More »

How To Fix The Annoying Ringtone Problem

By | May 22, 2005

Ringtones. The day of the fancy, polyphonic, clip-from-your-favorite-song-or-theme-tune ringtone is here. Especially in North Asia, it seems. And it’s annoying. It’s like hearing someone turning on a radio full-blast and then turning it off, and jabbering instead. Either you’re just beginning to get into the music, or recognise it, and it’s off. I thought I would never say this,… Read More »

News: The Future of Music and DRM

By | November 26, 2003

 For those of you interested in the debate about copyright protection for music (digital rights management, or DRM, as it’s called) here’s an interesting article from the industry point of view — and a lively discussion on the lively Slashdot forum (some contributions are more, er, erudite than others).   Something I think hasn’t been thought through by… Read More »

News: Phew. Search Engines Are Safe, For Now

By | July 20, 2003

  From the I Didn’t Know I Was Breaking The Law Dept, you’ll be relieved to know that deep linking is now legal, at least in Germany. Thank God for that. Er, what is deep linking?   Basically a deep link takes you from one webpage to another page that isn’t the homepage on another website. Nothing wrong with… Read More »