iPad web usage passes iPod >> Deagol’s AAPL Model
"So my prediction from six and a half weeks ago came through, with a couple of days to spare. iPad has surpassed iPod in web traffic. It took only two months and two million units, compared to almost 3 years and about 40 million iPod touches out there. That means iPads use the web roughly 20 times as much as iPod Touches." That’s some remarkable data, from the site which has been more accurate about Apple’s financials than pretty much every Wall Street analyst (and armchair analyst) for ages.
Armchair Auditor: Royal Borough of Windows and Maidenhead >> Adrian Short
Fascinating: click a link and see what the spending is and with who. Although it is, as it points out, only alpha. Fantastic even so.
Combined Online Information System >> data.gov.uk
Tell us how many times you’ve ever seen a Treasury file made available through a BitTorrent file. Cool in so many ways.
Is Steve Jobs Repeating His Past Mistakes? >> stevenberlinjohnson.com
"I’m not so sure that Jobs thinks his Macintosh strategy failed. I think the way Jobs looks at it is this: he built a beautiful, revolutionary machine in the Macintosh, attracted incredible hype for it and passionate early adopters. And then he got fired." Though exactly this suggestion was also made in the first two, or three, years of the iPod. And look how that turned out.
intellectual honesty and html5 >> Christopher Blizzard
Apple is getting kicked up and down the web for its ‘HTML5 standards’ page which only lets you access it if you’re Safari. Great way to kick off the Worldwide Developers’ Conference.
Is the link economy suffering from inflation? >> Bloggsm
What’s better: a prominent link on a prominent blog, or a little link on a big site? And does either of them pay the bills?
Payments to Suppliers >> The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Aha! Some useful data from RBWM (as they shall be known).In CSV or (ptui) PDF.
Making community health information as useful as weather data >> O’Reilly Radar
Alex Howard on how in the US open health data from the Healtn and Human Services parts of the government is driving the development of more than 20 new apps. Will the UK manage to get up to speed?
Adobe – Error page
This is truly strange. The site – http://www.adobe.com/m/nexusone/websites.html – was, back on May 18, linked to as a place which would show off what the Google Nexus One could do. Where has it gone?
Publishing Video in 2010 >> ongoing by Tim Bray
Tim Bray (he sorta invented XML, you know) on trying to get his blog to go HTML5, at least in terms of video. Note: Bray works for Google.
Online video still growing, gaining viewers >> Online Journalism blog
"The percentage of U.S. Internet users who said they watch news video online did increase from 2007 to 2009 (from 37 to 43 percent) — even though that was a smaller increase than for other types on online videos (source). Comedy and humorous videos saw the biggest leap, from 31 to 50 (percentage of Internet users who said they had watched that type). "But note, sports video online went from 14 to 21 percent — less than half the viewers for news!"
Coins Explorer >> Guardian
The Guardian’s developers have created a data file – now see what you can find in it. Remember, it’s your money that you’re investigating here.
A GPU-Powered HTML5 Flickr Photo Viewer >> Microsot IEBlog
"With Internet Explorer 9, Flickr Explorer is generally able to maintain a near real-time responsiveness of 52fps (52 frames per second). In contrast, other browsers struggle to maintain 4-8fps, which is barely 15% the performance that Internet Explorer 9 provides in this particular scenario." Anyone else getting these results?
If Steve Jobs Is a God, How Could He Be So Wrong About HTML5 vs. Flash for Us Mere Mortals? >> Alex Blum
The iPad and the Apple vs. Adobe dust-up came at us quickly. The sentiment to kowtow to Apple seemed widespread, but the position was taken without considering the true costs: * First, there is the added development work to redesign and modify existing sites. * Second, there is the added cost of trying to replicate rich-media experiences easily created with Flash in HTML5. * Next, there is the loss in revenue from online monetization based on Flash advertising. * Finally, there is the loss in productivity as Web developers are forced to learn new approaches to creating similar or lesser experiences from what has been broadly available for years. "Just as it was looking like game-over for Flash, sober minds have begun to realize the significance of these costs and are now taking the brave step of pushing back. It’s going to take a few influential publishers to stand up to Apple for the tide to turn, not divine intervention." Web devs learning new tech? Shocking.