links for 2008-04-29

Many moons a geek at the BBC used to try to wind me up by calling Macs Fisher Price computing. I used to wind him up by saying that I took that as a compliment as it meant well designed, easy to use and fun.

Several times now women who I barely know have seen me using my iPhone and come up to me saying they have one and how much they love it. Not just like it - LOVE it.

In the same inversion of it's possible sexist use I reckon the normally disparaging epithet "girlie" is high praise indeed for a bit of kit.