Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 16th June 2004

The Observer Pattern in Python (via) Makes smart use of weak references. # 11:55 pm

MediaSavvy (via) Excellent Online News industry insight. # 11:46 pm

Joel on Software—How Microsoft Lost the API War. Read it through for a fascinating conclusion. # 11:43 pm

Survey: 2 million bank accounts robbed (via) Phishing works. # 11:42 pm

The orange XML icon sucks

I’m not a fan of the orange XML icon, even though I use it on my categories page. I love the concept of a universally recognised icon for RSS feeds, but XML is simply the wrong acronym to put on it. Don’t think it’s liable to cause confusion? Check out this excerpt from (emphasis mine):

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