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What's dying is not the Mobile Web

I didn’t have time before to comment on a tweet I saw last April: “Mobile Web is dead. It’s all about apps. Hmmm, are we sure?

Why free trials of certain software programs are bad

(this is a reformatted/expanded version of a comment I made in November 2013 on the Libre Office mailing list)

Shall we waste twelve more years promoting Free office suites instead of open office formats?

Twelve (TWELVE!!!) years ago I asked OpenOffice users “Are you advocating OO correctly”. Six years ago I said the same things in a different format. A couple of weeks ago, I came across a perfect proof that that kind of advocay IS right, but so far has been never practiced enough.

Girl Scouts, other equal opportunity employers and... software discrimination

Girl Scouts, other equal opportunity employers and... software discrimination /img/girlscout_southern_nevada_application2.png

Casual browsing (more on this below) just brought me to the website of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSN). As many other organizations of all kinds, in the USA and elsewhere, they are, as clearly stated in their official Application for Employment:

an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or marital status.

Usability of Free Software Desktops: a rant from 2002

In 2001⁄2002 I wrote for LinuxFormat a two parts tutorial for end users on how to configure Gnu/Linux desktops on limited hardware, that in part summarized what we were then doing in the RULE project.

More meaningless concerns about ebooks, part 2

Yesterday I explained a few things about e-books that were missing from the article Weighing the environmental costs: buy an eReader, or a shelf of books?