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MacOS News Around The Web Archives
Wednesday, November 6th, 2001

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Today's Column & Article Summaries

Mac News

101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot. - XULPlanet
The title says it all. A very good read, especially if you aren't familiar with Mozilla. Note that TMO's staff is quite enamoured with Chimera, the Cocoa-built browser using Gecko, Mozilla's rendering engine.

Analysts: Gang of three to rule IT - News.com
IBM, HP, and Dell will rule the IT roost, according to Gartner, leaving Apple and others out in the cold. This might make it to our Apple Death Knell Counter. Nothing wrong with the story, but we think Gartner's results are off.

WiFi ooh la la! Va-va Vivato - ZDNet
David Berlind talks about a company that has a product that offers 802.11b connectivity of up to 4 miles. A very interesting subject.

Mac Columns/Editorials

Ralph J. Luciani - MyMac
Tim Robertson offers a tribute to Ralph J. Luciani, a writer at MyMac who passed away. We offer our condolences to the MyMac family, and to the rest of the Mac community. A good read.

Don't Hang Up! - The Unpublished last story from Ralph - MyMac
MyMac has also published a story from Ralph, an unpublished piece that's not Mac related, but that we found to be a good read.

Mac Cartoons

Apple's Mac O'S Jaguar - Joy of Tech
The good folks at Geek Culture have a new Joy of Tech cartoon. This one uses a cereal box metaphor, and is quite funny. The resemblance between their cartoon Jaguar and Steve Jobs is quite entertaining. A good read.

Election Articles

What the 2002 election means for tech - News.com
News.com reports that the Republican when in the US Senate is likely good news for the tech industry. An interesting read.

Privacy Articles

Anonymous No More On AOL - Forbes.com
The case involving a whiny manufacturer tense with anonymous posts deriding the company and its products has taken a bad twist. The company had subpoenaed AOL asking for the name of the person who made the comments, but AOL, surprisingly, fought the subpoena. An appeals court ruled that the issue had to be solved in California, where AOL has already been ruled against on the issue. An interesting development in online privacy, and one that could set terrible precedents. On the other hand, there have been lots of people using anonymity to try and manipulate stock prices, and that is what this case is about, in theory. And interesting read.

Microsoft Articles

Will buyers write off new tablet PCs? - News.com
News.com looks at the challenges faced by Microsoft's newest creation in the market place, the tablet PC. An interesting read.

Other Tech Articles

Aiming to Hook Up Every Home to the 'Net - Reuters
South Korea has unveiled plans to bring broadband access to every one of its citizens. It's a bold move, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. A very interesting read.

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MacOS News Around The Web Archives.

The MOSN (Very Informal) Rating System

We rate our articles using a very informal and highly subjective system. The purpose of Mac OS News Around The Web (MOSN) is to highlight articles that stand above or below the norm. Most of what we highlight is something we simply feel is good or important. We also include the occasional article that is just badly written, or better yet wrong. Sometimes, we even offer a good rootin' tootin' rant.

  • Good Read - The article is enjoyable for some reason, but not stellar. It may have a good angle or just be well written.
  • Very Good Read - Everything that a Good Read has, and then some.
  • Great Read - We give this rating quite rarely, and an article or editorial has to really knock our socks off to get it. This usually requires style in addition to substance.
  • Important Read - Some articles are important. They might state an opinion we think vital, or perhaps someone has uncovered some fiendish new plot, but Important Reads should be read. Now.
  • Fun Read - An entertaining article, usually comedic in nature. We are fond of satire, subtlety, and witty things that make pointed fun of Microsoft.
  • Entertaining Read - Unlike a Fun Read, an Entertaining Read just sort of tickles our fancy. Many Entertaining Reads are clever.
  • Interesting Read - This is a close cousin of the Entertaining Read. This article is something that caught our attention, but may not be spectacular, or even outstanding, in terms of writing style. That's usually what keeps an Interesting Read from being a Good Read or a Very Good Read.
  • Handy Read - A Handy Read is an article that is helpful in some way. It's almost always a tip piece, or some other kind of help article.
  • Frustrating Read - Sometimes spotted as an Annoying Read, this article is usually just a really stupid opinion. Sometimes it will even be a stupid opinion that is poorly written.
  • Really Bad Read - Most articles that fit this description are seldom worth our, or your, attention. Sometimes something is so bad, however, that we feel compelled to mention it so that you can avoid it. We're nice like that.
  • A Waste Of HTML - We haven't actually given this one out yet, but we are almost looking forward to the day we do so.

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