Thursday, June 28, 2001

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Smart Tags the next story Department

According to this C-Net News article, Microsoft will not be including Smart Tags in the shipping Version of Windows XP.

"The impression I had was there was a major disagreement at Microsoft about whether to pull Smart Tags or not," said LeTocq said, who emphasized the company has merely backed off using the technology but has not abandoned it. Smart Tags could reappear in Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 in a different form "people could live with" within six months, he added.

Microsoft drops Smart Tags from Windows XP
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I do not believe this nor am I holding my breath here, as Microsoft has a track record of never removing 'features', but instead patching which just adds more code to an already large program.

My Images - Dumb Idea

There is still the issue of the My Images 'feature'.

A screen shot of IE6 and the My Images popup for images
A screen shot of IE6 and the My Images popup for images

Easy image theft and re-distribution from Microsoft.

Stay Home Department

State Farm Insurance has released a survey of the 10 most dangerous Intersections in the country. I live three miles from one of them. I live ten miles from another.

Copyright Crybabies

A US Supreme Court Decision has decided that copyright rests with the author and not the publisher. The New York Times has decided to just delete these troublesome articles.

Digital Daily

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Current Opinion

There is a new technology that threatens the web. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0

The quest for control of presentation by designers has taken many turns. From the first graphic browsers in 1994[1] to the sophisticated tools for creating webpages and managing content available today , designers have used the web to display the fruits of their labors.

Smart Tags - Dumb Idea
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