Not much computing going on in my neck of the woods today (although I've been taking notes whenever I flip open my iBook to check e-mail). For a change, here's what I've been reading (on actual dead tree stuff) for the past few days:
- A Short History Of Nearly Everything - everyone needs a recap once in a while.
- A Hat Full of Sky - nothing like Pratchett to make you enjoy the little meanderings and twists of the English language.
- The Dilbert Principle - another recap (I've had the book for years, and it's way funnier to read while away from the office).
- The WIRED feature on "the TV of Tomorrow": Jon Stewart's piece is fun, but this one is much more interesting.
- The Economist's piece on Michael Dell (still plowing through the last couple of magazines).
Which reminds me: It's interesting to see that neither Camino nor Safari are able to navigate Dell's European site worth a damn. Remember this article comparing the Dell 20" with the Apple Studio Display?
Well, I tried to check the monitor price online, and it seems that a Portuguese customer wanting to buy one is out of luck - I'm not sure if they even sell to end users via the web in Europe, but their site makes it nearly impossible to find out - as soon as I try to view monitor specs, I get bounced to a dell.com US error page.