Started playing with Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0 for the Macintosh today. They did a great job on the look of the product. However,they went out of their way to make it harder to use and, if I’m not mistaken, actually removed some functionality out of the program. Guess I’ll just have to stick with Claris Emailer for now.

Twice this week I watched a show on The Learning Channel entitled”Collapse.” A more accurate title for the show might be “Massive Structural Failures and the Subsequent Investigation into the Same.” Of course, I think “Collapse” has just a bit more marketing oomph. Anyway, the show is about the failure of various man-made things like bridges, buildings, dams, etc. Typically, the show starts off explaining why a particular structure was needed, who built it, how, and when. Of course, at some point during the narrative, the structural failure of the object in question is addressed, usually with some sort of snazzy computer graphics. Then, interviews with the (invariably)professors who investigated the collapse reveal what happened to cause the failure of the structure and why. All in all, it’s not a terrible hour of television.