Trying to buy a Wifi connection card last night (or this morning, to be precise) I got a message from Telefonica’s online shop: “Store open between 12:00 and 07:00”!
What, the shopkeeper needs some downtime? I’ll refrain from saying “bloody typical”. Oops, just did…
Hero to every geek, most likely, and certainly one of mine.
90 isn’t a bad age for anyone, I think, and if you happen to be able meld science fiction and “real” science for most of that time, unbeatable. I think the fact that he wrote sci-fi that was so fact-checked and rigourous that it forms the basis of modern life is inspirational on so many levels. (Like now, sat in a hotel, using a phone to make a connection, seems like a very “Arthur moment” ;)
To infinity and beyond, brother!
This is an interesting idea, that seems slightly mad at first, then starts to make perfect sense once you think about it. Then it seems really obvious. Then it makes me think about that fact that I already provide this service to family members! Cool.
Fairly surprisingly (no, really bloody amazingly) the IE team has decided to make IE8 “interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can“.
This is a welcome change (although we’re still having to make things work for IE6, of course!) What’s interesting about it is the willingness to put themselves on the side of standards.