The question of what becomes of journalism in the age of mass media, in which anyone with an Internet connection can be their own publisher and reach a potential audience of billions with a single click was the subject of a conversation at a cybersalon hosted by Sylvia Paull near the UC Berkeley campus on Sunday.
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Before commenting on Michael Arrington's yearning for a simpler Silicon Valley life, I'd like to disclose the following:I don't live in Silicon Valley;I always thought you West coasters were a bit off--now I know why (self loathing);A CEO has never cried to me; And everyone whining about a little success should go outside and chill for a few hours--without Twittering, texting, blogging or even talking. OK now that disclosure is out of the way back to your regularly scheduled post.
Cisco CEO John Chambers ran on stage and then strolled throughout the crowd giving his vision of the networked future during his Network + Interop keynote presentation. As he walked and talked throughout the ballroom with the verbal passion and polish of a televangelist, Chambers proclaimed that Web 2.
David Berlind is turning up some pre-show happenings at Interop in Las Vegas--some off the wall (literally) and some pretty useful. As for the on the wall, David has a post about a wall-mounted data center from a company called Thureon.
On today's podcast:Can Linux go mainstream? Adrian Kingsley-Hughes analyzes the five things the Linux community needs to know about users.
A little more than a year ago Red Hat acquired JBoss to enter the open source middleware market and the financial results thus far have been mixed. But now analysts are becoming more upbeat about JBoss and what it can contribute to Red Hat.
Dell outlined some of the technical details surrounding its use of Ubuntu 7.04 on its desktops.
Will a Google partnership with Salesforce.com yield a software combination with staying power?
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Microsoft releases Office exploit isolation tool.MS Word exploit generator circulating?
Information technology is the most outsourced corporate function and more companies are looking to farm out more work. PriceWaterhouseCoopers interviewed 226 customers and 66 outsourcing service providers.