TABBED BROWSING IS THE ONLY WAY
I want to be able to log into anyone's Firefox browser and bring up my own bookmark buttons for tabbed browsing.
GOOGLE HOMEPAGE THOUGHTS
The Google homepage ONLY has the searchbox on it. Simple. They're notorious for not putting anything else on that page, neither advertisement nor other Google product. Smart.
If they were to link to Google Maps, for example, from their homepage, then they'd immediately invite all of the problems Yahoo! has right now - "We want to be everything to everybody, so let's flood the page with links to everywhere."
Right now, they're about one thing - search. Search leads to all things anyways. They are so right to bury all their products on the Labs page. Let's see how long they maintain that wisdom.
What is annoying to me is all these themes. I know users LOVE it and it's essential to provide it, but I find it, well, annoying.
WHAT I'VE BEEN READING
What I've read this summer so far is Bel Canto and Everything Is Illuminated. Both good, recommended. By far the best book I've read in the past year is Kite Runner. About to read Interpreter of Maladies.