• Ian has a great metaphor for DRM which also pulls out how ridiculous some of the ideas are. Well said, mate!
  • MJ talks about Childhood Truths. I remember having a similar experience because as a child I didn’t realise that the various languages being spoken around me weren’t all the same. I learnt some Afrikaans at school and assumed that now I’d be able to communicate with everyone who wasn’t speaking English. Ah naivete!
  • This amazing map shows where those displaced by Katrina have gone. Amazing way to turn data into information
  • CSS Vista looks very cool — not that I do a lot of proper web development these days, but I’ll bear it in mind for the next site I need to test
  • Sometimes Dilbert cartoons are just too close to the bone. Too funny!
  • This reminds me of a software engineering textbook we used at uni, where the diagrams always made simple concepts seem much more complicated. Talk about killing your message with bollocks
  • Simon writes about Orange calling him and asking him for his password. Another example here. I must say that I’ve had the same experience with various companies and they would all do well think about what behaviour they’re encouraging!
  • Ian makes a point about how consistency is important too. Being able to customize the look and feel isn’t always a great thing