August 2010 Archives
I raised a flag a while ago. Perhaps I wasn't as far off base as many suggested at the time. Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt had this to say last month:
"In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you"
Sounds a lot like the same argument underlying his earlier remarks: privacy is only useful for people who have something to hide, except this time it's anonymity. Apparently the only people that want anonymity are people who would use it to mask wrongdoing.
This is seriously flawed reasoning and it continues to scare me that the CEO of the company that owns more peoples' private data than any other would espouse such beliefs.
source" Huffington Post
Ian Pouncy, over at Opera, has a really great article on developing sites for users with cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties.
I think that the industry is getting a lot better about putting accessibility for those with physical impairments into Web design best practices, but cognitive and learning disabilities affect as much as 20% of the population and I haven't seen a lot happening for them. (For comparison, visual impairment affects about 3% of the population.)
Go read the article.
I haven't been posting here much so I'm way behind on Firefox usage posts. Sorry 'bout that. I'll try to re-start soon. In the mean time, here's a pretty good post. Not exactly how I see things, but not too far off either. Certainly better than most.
(and please try to keep comments on topic. rants unrelated to this blog post won't be posted.)