Monthly Archives: May 2010

Readability

Reading things online used to be a real problem. It isn’t any more thanks to this tool from Arc90 Labs.

Readability – Installation Video for Firefox, Safari & Chrome from Arc90 on Vimeo.

I’ve been using this tool for a number of months now and find it incredibly useful.

While the video describes how to add this tool to Firefox, Safari and Chrome, it is quite possible to add it to Internet Explorer too by just making it a Favorite and storing it in your “Favorites Bar.” It is my experience that you may have to remove some of the pre-installed Favorites that Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, have determined to put there so that the Readability link will appear when you are reading a page. Also, you must assure that the Favorites Bar is visible at the top of your browser for this tool to be of any use to you.

Fortunately, Arc90 has created a video to illustrate how to install this bookmarklet into Internet Explorer too.

Readability – Installation Video for Internet Explorer from Arc90 on Vimeo.

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy.

Google TV

Though I’m sure there’ll be reservations about this development, I can hardly wait for it to be available. Having already connected my HDTV to my computer via HDMI cable, I already appreciate what the bigger, clearer screen means to using the computer. Being able to use the computer to find and watch TV shows with the power of Internet search technology is a far cry from the days when my father would tell my mother to “change the channel” — and she would do it compliantly.

I only hope I live long enough to see it and that it isn’t so expensive that I can’t afford it.