What if there were an alternative for Microsoft Word that would install and open in 6 seconds, read and write Microsoft Word .doc files and run on Macintosh, Microsoft Windows or Linux computers? asks Michael Robertson. And, he says, it should be free so consumers didn't have to pay $499 for Microsoft Office. Robertson has just produced such a tool called AjaxWrite, released a couple of days ago. All you need to use it is a browser and an internet connection. I've been taking AjaxWrite … [Read more...] about AjaxWrite wants to take on Microsoft Word
If you use the TypePad hosted blog service, you'll likely find TypePad Hacks extremely useful as a resource to figure out how to, well, hack TypePad. You'll undoubtedly find the 40 ways TypePad could rock even harder very useful in seeing the things you'd love to be able to do with TypePad but just can't. The man behind TypePad Hacks is John T Unger, and those 40 things are part of the reason why he's a man with a mission: [...] I believe that blogs have the power to change lives, and … [Read more...] about A mission for TypePad
A few weeks ago, I heard about Tom Locke and his $39 Experiment: I was sitting around one day, skimming through a pile of bills that I needed to pay. I looked over at a new, unopened roll of stamps that I had sitting in front of me, and I thought to myself, "$39... for a roll of stamps? Geez... You can't get much for $39 nowadays. Or can you...?" [...] I was going to take my roll of stamps and send 100 letters to 100 different companies, asking for free stuff. I figured that I couldn't do any … [Read more...] about Ask and you might get
It's been a tremendous week here in California! The New Communications Forum in Palo Alto was an outstanding professional development and networking event and I am very pleased indeed to have been part of it. I wish I'd been able to post more about the Forum than I was able to. But lots of other participants have done that, so there is a rich seam of commentary and opinion to mine. I'll be posting a bit more during the next few days before I get back to Amsterdam next week. Jen McClure and … [Read more...] about NCF2006: Hear the feedback
After setting up my first Google webpage the other day, I've been playing around with the new Google Page Creator. My cat had a suggestion for a new page... A lot of commentary out there knocking Google for this tool. It doesn't work properly, they say. Why isn't it integrated with Blogger, they ask. What on earth is Google doing with such trash, they wonder. There's no pleasing some people. Ok, the service is groaning under the strain of popularity at the moment. New sign-ups were suspended … [Read more...] about Google Page Creator: Where’s the problem?