Myles Braithwaite

RIM plans to integrate the technology with the PlayBook operating system, giving customers access to Android’s more than 130,000 apps, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the effort isn’t public. RIM, after looking outside the company, is developing the software internally and may have it ready in the second half, two people said.







Walter Murch on 3D Films

Walter Murch, a famous film editor (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Part III, The English Patient, and Cold Mountain which he edited on an off-the-self PowerMac G4 and Final Cut Pro) wrote a great letter to Robert Ebert about why 3D doesn't work and never will.

3D films remind the audience that they are in a certain "perspective" relationship to the image. It is almost a Brechtian trick. Whereas if the film story has really gripped an audience they are "in" the picture in a kind of dreamlike "spaceless" space. So a good story will give you more dimensionality than you can ever cope with.


One site having one of my search terms is irrelevant. That may generally be the case, but unfortunately, tens of millions of sites run ads from just a handful of ad networks. Those ad networks can aggregate your search terms and piece together a large percentage of your search history.

So the question then becomes do you care if third parties (not associated with your search engine and not bound by its privacy policy) have a significant % of your search history? If you don't care about that, then you probably don't care about Referrers.

Why don't we just add an option to every browser that disables the Referrers header.