July 20, 2004

“IBM Tool Has an Eye for the Blind”

July 20, 2004 - Categories: geek

Available for download on IBM’s alphaWorks emerging technologies Web site
is aDesigner, a 4.6 MB Java-based application that shows how a site appears
and sounds to visually impaired users. ADesigner, which was developed in
the IBM Tokyo Research Lab, assesses sites on their colors and font …
http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0719m.html#item9

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“Father of Visual Basic Begs: Stop the Insanity!”

July 20, 2004 - Categories: !Uncategorized

In his book, “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products
Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity,” Visual Basic architect Alan
Cooper argues that software has become excessively and unreasonably
complicated because programmers and engineers are designing it for their …
http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0716f.html#item5

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“Clique Here”

July 20, 2004 - Categories: !Uncategorized, connecting

People are using social networking services such as Ryze, LinkedIn, Tribe,
and Friendster to engage in social activities such as dating and making
business contacts. Within companies, social networking could enable
employees to tap resources that may not be apparent to them in daily office …
http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0716f.html#item18

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