The security risks of third-party data
Privacy isn’t about hiding something. It’s about being able to control how we present ourselves to the world. It’s about maintaining a public face while at the same time being permitted private thoughts and actions. It’s about personal dignity.
Inside the world of audio branding with Skype’s new pings, bounces, and pops
When Microsoft approached ambient music pioneer Brian Eno during the development of Windows 95, for instance, it wanted an entire company manifesto packed into the space of a boot screen . “The thing from the agency said, ‘We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional,’ this whole list of adjectives,” Eno said in a 1996 interview. “And then at the bottom it said, ‘And it must be 3 ¼ seconds long.’” He apparently liked the idea so much he created 84 of them.