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Singularity Summit 2007: Artificial Intelligentsia

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Apple's $100 million apology a financial wash

The financial wizards out there are putting some figures on Steve Jobs' open letter, which outlined how Apple was going to give early adopters a $100 credit after the surprise price cut of the iPhone. UBS analyst Ben Reitzes puts the cost to Apple at $100 million this quarter (Also see What Job's iApology says about the iPhone).

September 7, 2007 by


DOJ comments on Net neutrality; Histrionics ensue

The Department of Justice comments on potential Net neutrality regulations, indicates that broadband Internet providers can charge for premium services and the usual Armageddon chorus emerges. After all, it's just wrong to charge for faster speeds when you have spent billions to build a network.

September 6, 2007 by


Why Vista?

I'm working on a head-to-head review of Parallels and Fusion, two competing virtualization packages on OS X, for InfoWorld. As part of that review, I'm doing a Vista install in both to check the experience, resource usage, and so on.

September 6, 2007 by Phil Windley