Things HAPPEN after the browser wars panel I’ve now moderated for five years
in a row at SxSW. Brendan posts this about H.264 in Mozilla, and it makes butterflies go off in my stomach, because there — RIGHT there — you have the Sturm Und Drang of this whole business of making the web platform free and open. The dramatist AND the technologist in me loves moments of raw emotion like that. Holy moly. I’ll hold off on declaring this a volte-face under pressure on the part of Mozilla. There’s too much thinking that needs to be done for knee-jerk reactions.
It’s back on again. Five times makes an institution, I suppose, despite what some feel is an anachronistic name (“Browser WARS? Haven’t you won already?”). This year, with Angry Birds getting at least an honorable mention. March 10 2012, from 5PM – 6PM, at Salon K of the Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas, for [...]
When Vikram and I shook on building samosapedia.com after a boisterous lapse into the kind of Bangalore patois so typical of the average South Indian porki, we honestly didn’t think it would get the kind of attention it has been getting, delusions of grandeur notwithstanding. Of course, the whole team is [...]
When we tell the story of how the web is advanced, we encounter a lot of personalities — passionate advocates of the open web, who have been doing needle-moving things since the fractious era of the (first) browser wars. Tantek Çelik is one such personality, and I’m pleased to say that he’s going to [...]