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{ Monthly Archives } May 2018

Netscape won

Back when AOL was a standalone company and Sun Microsystems existed at all, Netscape said that they wanted Windows to be a buggy collection of device drivers that people used to access the web, which would be the real platform. It took long enough that Netscape no longer exists, but they won. I have three […]

On twitter [or otherwise]

As occasionally happens, I’ve been reevaluating my relationships with social media. The last time I did this I received emails asking whether I was dead, so let me assure you that such rumours are greatly exaggerated. Long time readers will remember that I joined twitter about a billion years ago as ‘iamleeg’, a name with […]

On null

I’ve had an interesting conversation on the topic of null over the last few days, spurred by the logical disaster of null. I disagreed with the statement in the post that: Logically-speaking, there is no such thing as Null This is true in some logics, but not in all logics. Boolean logic as described in […]

“Brand”: you win some, you lose some

The 20th anniversary of the iMac reminded me that while many people capitalises the word “iMac” as Apple would like, including John “I never capitalise trademarks the way companies like” Gruber, nobody uses the article-less form that Apple does: So you can do everything you love to do on iMac. I, like many other people, […]