I received the September issue of Fast Company(It’s not online yet.) over the weekend. This magazine has gotten positively huge. I imagine they will be releasing a new magazine soon because they clearly have more ad pages than one magazine can contain on a regular basis. I love it, but now it has gotten so big that I can’t carry it around easily. Time for a Palm version of it.
It’s a dailywebthing
AppleInsider has a sneak peek at Internet Explorer 5.0 for Macintosh.
iBook Zone has some information on ship dates for the iBook today.
The Industry Standard has an article about what LauchPad is doing with Pointcast after it bought the company. They have launched a site called EntryPoint. I downloaded the software and discovered this isn’t just a site, but a new version of Pointcast rebranded and with ecommerce stuff based on eWallet included, as well as a portalized site. My first comments are that they don’t have all of the news categories I want to be displayed. It’s neat, but not as customizable as I want. If I’m going to give up desktop real estate to something like this, I want it to be exactly tailored to my interests, locations, etc.
I finished the novel The Beach by Alex Garland over the weekend. Quite good, and probably deserving of all of the accolades it has received over the last couple of years. It has some crazy metaphor and analogy in it, and the descriptions of Thailand make me want to pack a rucksack today and leave tonight. Definitely a worthwhile read by a GenX author. I like the theme of searching for Utopia in our constantly shrinking planet. I’m also happy that I finally got to read it since it’s been sitting around my house for 8 months. I haven’t decided which of the hundred books I want to read that I will be proceeding to next.
Here’s the Salon interview with Alex Garland who wrote The Beach from February of 1997 when it was first released.
I took the weekend off from logging to try and fix my ailing Blue and White G3. No dice. It’s pretty much dead in the water. I expect to have to replace both the hard drive and logic board. (Essentially meaning I need a whole new computer.) I also took in a Braves game, and slept quite a bit.