Gongol.com Archives: May 2010
Brian Gongol

May 4, 2010

Computers and the Internet Internet Explorer's market share: 60% now, down from 95% in 2003
Firefox and Chrome have both offered strong competition. This is a good trend for computer users overall; a more heterogeneous browser environment forces website designers to use common standards instead of designing sites that are "optimized for" a particular browser. That will make them more useful over the long term, as well as helping to ensure access to people using mobile browsers. Cooperate on standards; compete on content.

Business and Finance "Why Amish businesses don't fail"
It's hard to believe that Amish-run businesses are especially unique, but there are a certain consistent characteristics of businesses that endure: Keeping debt loads small, focus on a target market and specialty niches, and planning for the very long term.

Computers and the Internet Tools for exploring the "Invisible Web"
Not every site is accessible from Google, so other tools are necessary for finding information buried inside databases and other hidden sources

Computers and the Internet New online bookstore from Google

Iowa Interactive maps of Iowa
Including some aerial shots from the 1930s

Water News Nashville flooding takes out water plant

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