Archive for March, 2011

Why the New York Times paywall is not like public radio

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

One of the excuses that’s been trotted out by several commentators in defense of the New York Times paywall is that it’s “just like public radio”. Well, no. When I contribute to public radio, which I do, my contribution helps make all of that content freely available to everyone. If I “contribute” to the New […]

Documents in applications

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

It has become fashionable to divide Web resources into two broad categories: each resource is either a document, rendered primarily in HTML, or an AJAX-style  Web application that uses Javascript to facilitate very dynamic interaction, navigation and information retrieval.  My purpose here is to argue that we need to be more careful, that many AJAX […]

Rock City Band March 2011 Appearances

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Rock City Band is appearing for two nights, March 18 & 19th, at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, MA.  We’re on from 9PM to 1AM both nights. We’ve got three more gigs in early April too.

Jeni Tennison appointed to the TAG

Monday, March 7th, 2011

When I said all those nice things about Jeni Tennison yesterday I was not yet aware that she had been appointed to join our W3C Technical Architecture Group. Well, now she has been. Terrific news for us and for the Web!

Jeni’s terrific post on #!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

There are excellent introductions to the !# controversy available from Tim Bray (Broken links) and Mike Davies (Breaking the Web with hasb-bangs), but Jeni Tennison last night posted a truly remarkable, detailed and insightful analysis. Very, very highly recommended. I confess that I’m not entirely comfortable with her conclusion that “hash-bang URIs are an important […]