Not to be outdone by Apple who, in 1980, had installed a lab of Apple IIs on the second floor of the University of Miami's business school where I was an undergrad at the time, IBM ended up with "equal play" with a lab of 20 first-generation PCs next door. It was only available to grad students but I snuck in one day and walked around the the lab touching the machines as though I was appreciating the works of art one might find in a Porsche showroom.
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News.com's Paul Festa writes about the heady discussions at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco this week.
On Monday, March 15 2005, I'm scheduled to do an in-person interview with Jason Matusow. Matusow is the director of Microsoft's Shared Source Program and is the company's top thought leader when it comes to Microsoft's go forward strategy on the open source front.
News.com's Paul Festa has a report that GuruNet is displaying contextual ads that are autogenerated by Google's AdSense.
Microsoft Watch's Mary Jo Foley has reported that WinFS -- the Longhorn file system that Bill Gates has referred to as the Holy Grail -- is back. Backported that is, to Windows XP.
News.com's Stephen Shankland has an interview with Pat Gelsinger, the co-leader of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group.
Microsoft's announcements today for its real-time communications products demonstrated the company's real strength: persistence. For the last several years, Microsoft has been working on a suite of enterprise-class collaboration tools that can be integrated into Office.
I woke up this morning to news that BEA is now the latest company to jump on the drag-n-drop programming for non-programmers bandwagon by announcing that in the coming months, it will make available some yet-to-be-named-or-branded tools that "let businesspeople create and make changes to Java code." Sounds a bit vaporwarish to me.
News.com has a timely and handy FAQ that asks and answers some important questions for bloggers on the job.
If you lived in Orem, Utah, a town of nearly 100,000 people south of Salt Lake, you'd be able to sign up for 10Mbs symmetric broadband service from a small, local ISP, MSTAR. How did this little ISP pull off this feat?