Archive for July, 2010

Sharp and XMDF

20Jul10

A new standard proposed by Sharp for rich ebook experiences. http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/20/sharps-xmdf-format-looks-to-bring-e-books-into-the-next-generat/ I keep wondering whether the fidelity improvements offered by native apps and devices like the iPad and what Sharp is proposing merit the reinvention of existing browser-based production processes and standards. The iPad’s browser experience (with the exception of flash content) is pretty great. […]


This is a great article from the Business Insider comparing Apple v. Microsoft in the 80’s OS war to Apple v. Google in the mobile war: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-chart-should-scare-the-bejesus-out-of-apple-2010-7 A few important distinctions in this comparison which I think strengthen the article’s point: Microsoft sold their OS to computer-makers, but had to compete with other software companies […]