Interesting day today... was offline for much of it, busy with personal matters, and yet was able to get an amazing amount of *work* done too... just reconfirms for me The Tyranny of Email, and the need to turn your email client off - entirely - for substantial periods of time in order to get stuff done. I must tell you again, not running Outlook (or in my case today, not being connected to the Internet) is qualitatively different from running it and "not checking email"; if it's running, you will check it, and you will be disrupted just by that thought. Anyway.
Russell Beattie, who is not always right, but who is usually interesting, thinks scraping is the future of web aggregation. And accompanies his post with RIP, RSS. I don't know; I agree that unstructured data is better than ill-maintained metadata, but RSS feeds are so easy and so much better for aggregation...
A good and subtle UI point: It is easier to imagine hiding an ad than redesigning a UI. Interesting in that this company clearly wants to "sell" the non-ad-supported version of its software, so presumably they make less money from it. You can imagine this not being the case.
We wish: Flash ported to iOS and iPhone 4. This is a total dancing bear; the phone must be jailbroken before this can be done. Way cool, but given that nobody actually jailbreaks their iPhone, way not useful.
This however *is* useful: The brain's secret to sleeping like a log. It is true, sleeping soundly (or not needing as much sleep) is a huge competitive advantage.