I wonder if the Kids.us domain is going to be very popular. A recent story on BizReport.com (Safety Patrol Readied for Dot-Kids) summarizes how the two companies involved are going to patrol web sites in this domain for appropriate contents. As the father of three young kids, I’m of course concerned that my kids only see appropriate material, but I’m not ready to trust one of these companies to control what we can or cannot see.
Who needs Adobe Acrobat? Kjartan Mannes points out that Adobe is making it difficult for companies who simply need to print to PDF format. Buying the $299 “Standard” edition is quite pricey when you have a bunch of employees whose main need is to simply print to PDF for distribution. I run into this a lot for things like MS Project which most people don’t have installed (and who don’t need it). PDF is great for this sort of thing.
Kjartan points to Win2PDF which looks like a reasonable alternative, only $35 for the basic version. It also has a “send to Palm” option which queues up your PDF file for installation on your Palm PDA. (Viewable with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for Palm OS