2002/08/19

CNet catches up: “Microsoft’s public handling of .Net could stand as a case study in what not to do in a high-profile marketing campaign.” I wrote about this two years ago in an oft-misinterpreted article. My beef was that .NET was just marketing gone crazy, it wasn’t a criticism of any particular piece of technology that got the .NET moniker stuck on it. And I also claimed that .NET was not revolutionary, but rather a new name for things that were under development anyway, although in retrospect I’m pretty impressed by just what a big step forward the languages and development tools took.

Jakob Nielsen, nattering nabob of negativity, writes: “Tiny text tyrannizes users…” (hear, hear!)

CityDesk News: “What Jakob is really complaining about is that Windows versions of IE do not give the user the ability to change the font size when the designer has specified an exact pixel size using CSS.”

CityDesk Demo

Christian made an awesome CityDesk demo for us using Flash in exchange for an Aeron chair. Tell me what you think.

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