Archive for December, 2007

Down goes Netscape

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

AOL has announced that February 1, 2008, will mark the end of the Netscape browser. I know many of you probably weren’t around for this, but Netscape was the first product that really acknowledged the fact that home computer users wanted to — and could — easily use the Internet. It wasn’t the first browser […]

The End of Think Secret

Friday, December 21st, 2007

As many of you know, we here at BackBeat Media represent and broker all of Think Secret’s advertising, and have for many years. As such, the confidentiality inherent in our site relationships keeps us from participating in any public speculation on the settlement they recently reached with Apple. But that hasn’t stopped you all from […]

Too much of the Scotty Principle?

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Those of you who know me no doubt have heard me say that I believe every business is the customer service business. Don’t service your customers, and you soon will have no business left. One of my favorite practices is that of employing the Scotty Principle, or for you non Trekkies: under-promise and over-deliver. I […]

Leopard’s Spotlight Reclassified My iChats

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Ever since I installed Mac OS X 10.5/Leopard, I’ve been unable to get iChat logs to appear in my Spotlight results. I used to rely on this quite heavily and it’s been frustrating without it. This morning, I spent a few minutes in Spotlight preferences and realized what happened: Previously, iChat logs were classified as […]