The Value of Ideas – "Ideas are worthless. Execution is everything." Or actions speak louder than words.
The IBM Muppet Show – "IBM. The Muppets. Two venerable institutions-but not ones we tend to associate with each other. Yet in the late 1960s, before most people had ever seen a computer in person or could identify a Muppet on sight, the two teamed up when IBM contracted with Jim Henson for a series of short films designed to help its sales staff."
Google Android Personal Thoughts – "Uniformity is not a word you’ll find in Android’s dictionary. How about the fact that the application icons aren’t the same size. Uh, why? Since there’s no transparent padding around the icons … there’s no uniformity in the touch areas when you go to tap on an icon." These things probably don't seem important to Google but the attention to detail is what makes the iPhone (usually) a pleasure to use. I've not used an Android handset but these things would bug me pretty quickly.
Life after Humph – "The show is such a fixture, such a massive part of the radio landscape, I think British radio would be the poorer without it so they made a great decision." Couldn't have said it better myself. Welcome back I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages – "Bjarne Stroustrup bolts everything he's ever heard of onto C to create C++. The resulting language is so complex that programs must be sent to the future to be compiled by the Skynet artificial intelligence." Despite the title I'd say it's mostly correct, and funny if you're geeky enough to understand the references!
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