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Adobe opening up?

Adobe recently announced the Open Screen Project.
Specifically, this work will include:
  • Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications
  • Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player
  • Publishing the Adobe Flash® Cast™ protocol and the AMF protocol for robust data services
  • Removing licensing fees – making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free
Is Adobe seeing the light that Microsof

Hotmail not so hot.

Patrons were very upset today because of problems logging into Hotmail. I tried to assure them that it was not anything to do with our computers or network, though many still think we control all aspects of the Internet.

Congratulation Firefox!

Firefox is about to break has broken 500 million downloads as this New York Times article points out.

In search of....

Another staff member told me about a call from a man who was told that you can find women on the Internet and wondering if we could help him. It may seem humorous, and certainly isn't the first. We have had several instances of patrons coming in for the first time on this new-found revelation that the Internet, was among other things, a seeming repository for whichever gender you might be searching for. "I just thought I should warn you that he might come in and ask for your help," my colleague said. Sure enough, this gentleman did come in.

Blogstats and web analytics.

I've posted previously about the interesting blog statistic regarding this blog. In particular,I find the search terms which bring information seekers to this site quite interesting. But, I have noticed another interesting factor today, and that is a referring link from a forum in Estonia and a link from a news article in the Wall Street Journal.

I Never Metadata I Didn't Like (not Will Rogers)

Living in Oklahoma, I couldn't resist the tag line of this piece by Jacob Harris in the New York Times' Open Source blog. Another thing I couldn't resist was his mention of the role of librarians in creating metadata (though not by that term) for the NYT since 1851. Mr.
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