I just sent a $100 donation to Chris Pederick for his incredibly useful Web Developer Extension. I use it every day. If you do any work on Web systems and haven’t checked it out, you really ought to. It’ll increase your productivity by leaps and bounds. If you’ve already got Web Developer Extension, consider donating to Chris. I don’t know him, but I do know what it’s like to have a free product out there, and how good it feels when people express their thanks.

An acquaintance sent me an invite to download yet another Google tool. It reminded me of a random undeveloped theory: when you think about the content flowing through Google’s various software systems, I wonder if their strategy is to capture all digital content in existence. Not just the public content, but everything that flows on the net. If you had that data, what could you do with it? On the other hand, maybe it’s not the content at all, but the people. Replace our standard apps one app at a time. Fascinating.