Duck(Duck)ing the User Interface

It must be well over a year now since I switched my main search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo. I changed partly because of concerns over Google's handling of privacy issues, and partly just to try out the new one. DuckDuckGo's results are usually fine, and if you ever can't find something and you think…

Thin

We used to call this "thin clients"; or just a terminal logged on to a server or mainframe. Jason Snell writes of something newish that Adobe and Google are doing with Chromebooks: > This week I got a demo of Photoshop running inside Chrome, and while it was really interesting, some of my assumptions were…

Cluttered by Google, Lost by Bing

I was reading The Clutter Didn’t Kill the Love by Brent Simmons, about how he was trying Microsoft's Bing search engine, instead of Google. His reason was the current worry that [Google is becoming less than trustworthy](http://searchengineland.com/examples-google-search-plus-drive-facebook-twitter-crazy-107554). Google losing trust would be a shame. But at least a Google search for "martin mccallion" (without the…