A Bunch of Useful Links For This Week-end

A list of links about trends, information design and web computing that you may find of use. Have a nice week-end.
The importance and unimportance of ports

The initial reaction of many people has been that its having only one port—and a non-standard one, at that—makes the MacBook a non-starter. The re-reaction has been that while it may not be for power users, it’ll be a perfectly usable computer for lots of people.

Apple's Web?

The Pointer Events specification just became a W3C Recommendation. For those unfamiliar, it’s an intriguing attempt to unify pointer events regardless of the input device in use.

Bind and the Problem of Version Control for Designers

To my knowledge, no one has yet tried to solve the problem at the file layer; a universal wrapper to which any application can write that stores its version control in a rich metadata file.

Axiom

Using the years of service of the captains as a guide (around 140 years), assuming a captain could attain the rank at the age of 20, suggests the average lifespan of humans was, at the very least, around 160 years.

Digital native, there is no such thing

There's no such thing as winning on your own terms, and there is also no such thing as a Digital Native. If you believe there is such thing you are not one, that's for sure. And the reason there is no such thing is that "digital" is a constantly moving target, though to any given generation it seems like it isn't. There will always be a next thing that strips the gears off any mind that was raised in the previous thing.
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