(Especially at 5 minutes)
Yes! Microsoft have changed their mind on default rendering for IE 8. Sweet.
In light of the Interoperability Principles, as well as feedback from the community, we’re choosing differently. Now, IE8 will show pages requesting “Standards” mode in IE8’s Standards mode. Developers who want their pages shown using IE8’s “IE7 Standards mode” will need to request that explicitly.—Microsoft’s Interoperability Principles and IE8
IE8 passed the Acid2 test.
As a team, we’ve spent the last year heads down working hard on IE8. Last week, we achieved an important milestone that should interest web developers. IE8 now renders the “Acid2 Face” correctly in IE8 standards mode.—Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone
For those who don’t work in web dev and CSS in particular; this means that if Microsoft keeps it up they will stop sucking browser wise. Never thought I’d see the day.
The guys running the labels are pretty stupid—most are just dirtbags who started out as band managers or promoters—but now at long last they are kinda sorta finally vaguely getting clued in to the fact that both parts of their business model are fucked. Their loan-sharking business is being eliminated by low-cost digital recording technology that lets people make an album for very little money. And by letting us build the online music store they’ve taken themselves out of the distribution business.—The music industry nobs have finally figured out what we’re doing
There are a bunch of videos from the D conference now up and among those, a seven part “series” from an interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, lots of good things in there, fun to see them interacting together and skirting some questions while looking back on an industry that they largely built. Too bad there were two interviewers and the woman, whatever her name is, was horrible. Mossberg isn’t too bad.
(There’s also an highlight reel)
MIcrosoft will be coming out—end of year, for business partners only—with Surface which looks to be like a fantastic platform. You’ll forgive me if I’m highly sceptical of when it ships and of how much of the demos will be shipped at that time but still, looks awesome. The next move is yours Steve, table/touch iMac at $2500 later this year? ;)
So what’s changed in nine years? The numbers have gotten bigger and the explanations have gotten more obtuse. Last time, the bottom fell out of the online ad business two years after Microsoft bought an advertising company. Synchronize your watches.—Online Advertising Company Buyouts: Then and Now