Thursday, November 14, 2002

The Conspiracy Theory of Software Complexity

Some (perhaps a lot) of software complexity is man made. Sad but true.

McGrath's Conspiracy Theory of Software Complexity.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

The end of the browser years?

I think so. More accurately, I suspect we are about to re-define what "on the web" means and "browsing" will be but one tiny, commoditized part of it. See my article on ITWorld.

Monday, November 11, 2002

Open Office XML File Format

Open Office is an excellent office suite that uses XML (zipped) as its native file format. Its really, really, really useful to be able to access the XML underlying a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation package.

A Technical Committee has recently been formed on Oasis to look after the care and feeding of an XML based file file format suitable for office applications..

I've signed up to help. Why don't you?