John Paczkowski

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I’m fascinated with social software. Apple isn’t. Despite some promising starts, the most I’ve been able to get accomplished in that vein at Apple was iChat (the IM part; I’m really not interested in videoconferencing), Safari RSS and the ‘PubSub’ (which turned out to be ‘RSS and Atom’) framework. There were some very promising prototypes of sexier things, but I really can’t talk about those, other than to say that they were canceled.”

Former Apple engineer Jens Alfke crushes the social-software community’s hopes for a MacSpace or Stevebook.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work