• A Eulogy for Skeuomorphism

    With its new OS, Apple is finally killing those leather bound calendars, wooden bookshelves, and tech's most quietly controversial design element. But skeuomorphism deserves a proper sendoff.

  • Go Linux, It's Your Birthday

    The versatile open source operating system - well, "kernel":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel - is 20 years old this week. What you probably didn't know: it runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. See Eric Steven Raymond's essay on Linux...