“Until recently, plasmas were considered the best option for big screens, with deeper blacks and wider viewing angles than their LCD brethren. This year, LCD televisions are gaining a definitive edge even among big 40- to 50-inch screens because of their affordable prices, deeper colors and a handful of new, user-friendly features.”
Requiem for a browser
Globe and Mail
Jack Kapica offers his thoughts on who’s to blame for Netcape’s demise.
“You can blame Microsoft if you want for its demise, but I blame AOL, a company that had become too large, too slow to change and too hard to steer to make Netscape breathe. If any lesson comes out of Netscape’s death, it is the need for hard work and nimbleness in the highly competitive atmosphere of high tech.”
Office update disables MS files
John Oates addresses Microsoft’s response to its Service Pack 3 for Office 2003 software that blocks users from opening certain files such as Office Excel 2003 and Office Word 2003.
“Microsoft said: ‘By default, these file formats are blocked because they are less secure. They may pose a risk to you.’ The software giant has provided a workaround for users who need to access such files but the default is to disable access.”