If I was building an OS today I’d be building what Google just announced. Like most heavy technology users I’ve been moving heavily toward hosted web applications over the past few years. I don’t use Evolution or mutt anymore, I use GMail. I don’t organize my photos on my laptop and use my own hosted […]
Ten years ago Netscape released the source code to their browser. They called it Mozilla, I downloaded and built it at my work at the time. I didn’t manage to build it immediately, but I worked it out in the end. Somehow I’ve spent most of the past seven years working with the platform. I […]
Six months ago I predicted: This kind of bundling is often done by the bad guys. If you install Appleâ€™s Quicktime codecs on Windows every update will trigger an iTunes install, even if you havenâ€™t installed iTunes. Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™ll do the same thing for Safari on Windows. Iâ€™m not sure what iTunesâ€™ market share […]
Flock 1.0 has finally shipped.
Almost two and a half years ago I met up with Bart Decrem for coffee in Palo Alto. He was working with Geoffrey Arone to build a company to write a new browser. Bart wasn’t fully clear on exactly what it would look like or exactly what it would do but he believed that it was important to build a web browser that would break new ground in functionality and experience. He showed me a prototype that showed off two pretty amazing features: really simple bookmarking shared bookmarking and the ability to take pieces of web pages and store them for later reuse. I was excited so I quit my job and joined up.