Another great post on Coding Horror: Error Codes Must Die.
Here’s a good one: Brown Numbers.
I like it. We have lots of brown numbers, brown schedules and brown ship dates over here.
There’s a new, slick service by 37signals: Campfire. As expected, a very nice piece of web software.
But….I don’t get it.
Home vs. homeless
They have a point that the invitation process of existing chat clients is cumbersome.
Well, this translates into having a chat client running (for communicating with all those traditionals like me) plus having an open web-page for group chats. Not very appealing.
Well, for most businesses, it doesn’t matter. Because everyone uses the same chat client anyway.
History and transcripts
I’m using iChat, which logs each and every chat incident. Plus, there’s a tool to search these logs.
That’s a nice feature.
Well, yeah. But do you send each and every business e-mail encrypted? I don’t think so.
Plus, my chat client is free. No cost. Zero. I don’t think they have enough compelling arguments for businesses to switch.
Sinclair/ZX81 (there was a chess program fitting in 1K of main memory – of course, real men used the 16K memory module to create huge pieces of software):
(Via The Tao of Mac.)