Delighted to learn from Terry Eagleton’s Memoir, The Gatekeeper (Allen Lane, 2002), that the Irish village Ballyjamesduff was the birthplace of Henry James’s grandfather.
Archive for February 9th, 2002
This is a test posting made from an iPAQ running on my wireless network.
Well, well. How times change. Sun Microsystems is rolling out a new range of low-end servers running, er, Linux.
Elegant piece of ego-puncturing reportage by Michael Kinsley on the ‘Davos’ summit which, for some mysterious reason, this year took place in New York. This is what journalists are for — to point out the nakedness of wannabe emperors.
BT claims to have invented (and patented) the hyperlink long before the Web existed. Now the debt-laden behemoth is going to law in the US to test its claim in the US courts. Given the fact that Ted Nelson invented hyperetext and Doug Engelbart demonstrated a hyperlinking system in action in the Fall of 1968, the claim seems fatuous. So why is BT pursuing it?