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David Byrne learns to love PowerPoint

Wired 11.09

"I began this project making fun of the iconography of PowerPoint, which wasn't hard to do, but soon realized that the pieces were taking on lives of their own. This whirlwind of arrows, pointing everywhere and nowhere -each one color-coded to represent God knows what aspects of growth, market share, or regional trends -ends up capturing the excitement and pleasant confusion of the marketplace, the everyday street, personal relationships, and the simultaneity of multitasking. Does it really do all that? If you imagine you are inside there it does."

August 19, 2003 | Permalink | Comments (74)

Help Protect Your Computer Today

Read about the Blaster worm and update your software immediately. Check the Security site for more information and steps you should take to help protect your systems.

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August 15, 2003 | Permalink | Comments (13)

The Mountain


Mount Rainier called a threat

"During this freakishly warm, dry and cloudless summer in the Pacific Northwest, astonishing views of Mount Rainier have been uncommonly common. Clear sightlines have made it possible to gaze at Rainier and appreciate it less as an intermittent aesthetic pleasure and more for what the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) warns that it really is.

"'A monumental threat,' said William E. Scott, scientist in charge of the Cascades Volcano Observatory, a USGS center that monitors volcanoes from California to Alaska."

(Image source: Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.")

August 11, 2003 in Science | Permalink | Comments (78) | TrackBack

On tools...

"We do not use tools simply because they are friendly. We use tools to accomplish tasks, and we abandon tools when the effort required to make the tool deliver exceeds our threshold of indignation -- the maximum behavioral compromise that we are willing to make to get a task done."

Paul Saffo
Director and Roy Amara Fellow
Institute for the Future

August 11, 2003 in Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (8)

2 minute tech support response!

On August 5, 2003 03:09 PM, you (Peter) said:

I'm probably missiong something obvious, but I can't seem to figure out how to add more authors to my weblog. Thanks...

On August 5, 2003 03:11 PM, TypePad Customer Support said:

Hi Peter,

You can do this on the Configure > Authors page for your weblog.

Very impressive!

August 5, 2003 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (12)

Hello TypePad

I'm excited to try out the newest kid on the blo(g)ck!

August 5, 2003 | Permalink | Comments (5)