The Linker often hears a lot about things going retro, particularly in the arts. One way of going retro is to use art styles that were in vogue a long time ago. But it’s not the same. In 1940, stop-motion, rotoscoping and such were used because there were no better alternatives. Now that we have superior technology, deliberately using a degraded art form doesn’t have the same effect. Fortunately that’s not the big problem with software today.

A tweetup at the end of the Shuttle program…

An open-source alternative to Dropbox…

The U.K. wants to use more open-source software.

Do functional testers make good usability testers?

I suppose this means scarcity of scarcity is a good thing?

Today’s random Wikipedia entry: Cheburashka