The Washington Post has an interesting article about the current mindset of travel planners. The article is written as a guide to travel planning. The Internet is suggested as a useful and cheap tool but when things get complex, it’s probably better to hire some expertise.
I don’t think so, but Yahoo! and OMD found 13 household that were willing to do just that. The results are interesting but predictable. The Internet has become an import part of peoples daily activities and they have become reliant on it. Glad I’m not the only one.
Jarret Spool published a great article on webpronews.com (never heard of that website before) about the cost of frustration where he analysis the cost of poor Usability on the Amtrak website. I’ve been using a similar approach to our reservation system but I never went as far as calculating the exact cost.
Google registered the GBrowser.com domain name recently. There are other indicators Google might be developing a web browser, as reported by to kottke.org. Great news for the people managing and producing websites. This, combined with the success of Firefox will further spark the flame for browser innovation.
Mozilla released it’s version 1.0 Preview Release this week and has seen more then 750,000 downloads in three days. News.com reports that early adopter sites such as News.com and W3schools (early adopters websites) are experiencing a dramatic decline in usage of Internet Explorer. It’s good news that the browser wars are heating up. Maybe that will bring back the innovation from the late 90’s and will accelerate the adoption of Web Standards to a point where we can build and maintain websites without having to resolve to outdated techniques or modern hacks.