One of the big frustrations of writing a book is that while Microsoft Word can be used for creating and formatting a book, it’s a real pain in the neck for ordinary mortals to use it for that purpose. Hmm. What's up with that?
One of the frustrating things about learning your around the self-publishing landscape is that there’s a flood of data but no way to qualify it.
The comments on the UK Cabinet Office Standards policy are coming in thick, fast, and overwhelmingly in support of ODF over OOXML.
Adoption of ODF by the UK is NOT a done deal yet, and Microsoft is asking it's business partners to stand up and be counted
The next RedHat won't be just another company repurposing OSS with some icing on the top. It will be one at the heart of a new ecosystem
The difference between success and time suck is a well-thought out plan to reach the right target market
Europe has decided to appoint itself as referee of the Internet Governance debate. But will others see it that way?
Ten years ago this month I predicted that the traditional practice of developing standards would no longer be sufficient to provide solutions to ICT challenges. Guess what?
In the last post, we talked about the different types of Web sites you can create or take advantage of. In this entry, we’ll talk about actually creating the Web-based pages you’ll need to sell your self-published book
It was ten years ago that the CIO of Massachusetts rattled the desktop world by endorsing ODF. Now its the UK Cabinet Office's turn
It’s obvious that any self-published author needs a Web presence. But where to begin?
According to proponents of the Brave New World of self-publishing, there’s never been a better time to write a book. Really?
The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?
Ever since Apple kicked off the mobile platform wars, the courts have been clogged with disputes. And the regulators aren't happy about that.
If you read the technology press today, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance That’s not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there’s a story behind the story that likely won’t get the attention that it deserves.
It seems easier to accept that it has been a half century since JFK was murdered than that most people now alive were then yet to be born.
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site
Does the phrase "Open Data" ring a bell? Like open source and open standards, you should want data to be open as well.
It's not just US allies that are angry over US surveillance; those responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Internet are concerned as well.
Patent trolls are not only disruptive, but secretive as well. The FTC plans to find out how they really work.