It's the day before Interop here in Las Vegas. What will be a polished show floor tomorrow is covered in crates, plastic, and speeding forklifts today.
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Datacenters are showing up in the strangest places. Two weeks ago, while in San Francisco, I took you for a video walkthrough of Sun's Project Blackbox.
This past Friday, I announced ZDNet's Deputy Tester of the Week program. Basically, there are more products to test than we have time to test.
A few weeks ago, for the events company Mass Events Labs, Inc. that I co-founded with Doug Gold, I decided to agree to an annual contract for some IT services.
Back in the 80's (yeah, I'm old) when I was an IT manager and I was a reader of PC Week (now eWeek), I used to read a hands-on column written by Jim Seymour. Sadly, Jim has since passed away.
Earlier this week, I participated in a panel discussion at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering where we covered the challenges to science and technology journalists in separating the truth from the hype. Hype in science and technology you say?
In what I hope will be a regularly recurring podcast here on ZDNet, we've launched our first "MonkCast." On a periodic basis (weekly is the goal), I'll be interviewing James Governor, principal analyst and co-founder of the research outfit Redmonk (see his blog) and his fellow researchers at Redmonk (Michael Coté and Stephen O'Grady).
Via e-mail, I get a lot of questions about how to subscribe to the different podcasts on ZDNet. For those of you not familiar with what exactly a podcast is, don't worry.
This week on the Dan & David Show, Dan and I discuss Microsoft's accusation that the open-source software industry has infringed 235 Microsoft patents and Dell's Project Hybrid, which appears to be a plan deliver virtualized, plug-and-play servers for datacenters. We also Amazon's new DRM-free music service, Google's Universal search and the colonization of the Web.
In response to my last post about how rich internet applications running on mobile and embedded devices is the marketplace over which Sun, Adobe, and Microsoft will stop at nothing to win (a "deathmatch" I called it), Ian Skerrett who runs marketing for the Eclipse Foundation questioned my choice of the word "fungus.