Jackass of the Day: Andre Da Costa

Andre Da Costa, on the Sidebar feature in the latest Windows Vista beta release:

I personally believe a lot in the technology culture has influenced the development of the Sidebar over the years. You could probably describe it as a tiny bit of Yahoo’s Konfabulator, mixed in with the Sidebar Teams innovation. I can’t say I see any influence from Apple here since they basically sent spy’s [sic] to PDC 2003 and ripped it off into Dashboard in OS 10.4 Tiger.

Yes, that’s right. Dashboard is a rip-off of Windows Vista’s Sidebar. Those damn Apple spies.

(Via Tomi Siikaluoma via email.)

Thursday, 2 March 2006