The Sun: Turn your PC into a love machine. The pictures in the article (featuring the famous Sun Page 3 girls) remind me of another fine software marketing idea gone horribly awry: the Swiss “bra” ad for Windows XP. Otherwise a good summary of interesting pieces of MS’s product line. I have to say, I always use Visio as the start to a romantic evening.
Infoworld: Abobe opens Web services publishing door. I’d love to comment more than just the press release, but I can’t find a URL for the service and Adobe hasn’t published anything about it on their AlterCast page.
“… Adobe AlterCast software is designed to automate the production and workflow of Web images and graphics. For example, AlterCast can resize a picture or manipulate layers of text dynamically.
The addition of SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) support to AlterCast will allow developers to access the software functionality over the Internet using Java or .Net APIs, which will enable dynamic Web image updating and production from a single command, according to Adobe officials, in San Jose, Calif.”