U.S. News: “Five years …

U.S. News:Five years ago, at the Netscape-Microsoft “browser war” peak…” What? Five years ago? That would have been mid-1996. In July of 1996, Microsoft barely had a Web browser if you can even call IE 2.0 a browser. IE 3.0, also a piece of crap, came out in August of 1996. The “browser wars” that journalists are so fond of writing about didn’t really begin until IE 4.0 came out in October of 1997, and really only peaked after IE 5.0 was bundled with Windows in 1999-2000.

I have some ideas of who the Talking Moose is, but I am going to respect his/her anonymity and not voice them here. Regardless, the Talking Moose has plenty of interesting things to say. Go read.

O’ReillyNet: Why Michael Schwern is not a Java programmer

One of my coworkers calls this “one of the wackiest tinfoil hat stories I’ve seen in years.” Ha ha.

Paper: Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!

Crummy: NewsBruiser is a simple but full-featured weblog management system. It is almost entirely self-contained, requiring nothing but SSI and Python (1.5.6 or greater) to be happy.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at July 15, 2001 03:46 PM

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