Weekly Ten: Firefox Owns, Don't Buy an iPad, Robot Waiters
Apr 07, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"1. Firefox: 30 percent of the world market
That's what Mozilla figured out after crunching numbers from a
variety of firms — StatCounter, Quantcast, Net Applications
and Gemius — and mixing in its own data. The open source
browser's largest market share is in Europe, with nearly 40 percent
penetration (152.7 million users).
More @ NetworkWorld
"2. Without Shuttles, Astronauts' Careers May Stall
Chris Ferguson is a former space shuttle commander. Now he
moonlights as a drummer for a Houston-based astronaut rock band.
"Perhaps we'll have some more time to practice here once the
shuttle program comes to a slow end," he says.
More @ NPR
"3. Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't,
I've spent ten years now on Boing Boing, finding cool things that
people have done and made and writing about them. Most of the
really exciting stuff hasn't come from big corporations with
enormous budgets, it's come from experimentalist amateurs.
More @ BoingBoing"
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