Earlier this month I blogged about World of Warcraft skills as a good element to have on a resume. Wired has a story about how a former CNET employee got a job at Yahoo in part because of his WOW status as a top guild master......
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Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manger of the Digital Enterprise Group discuss the server processor roadmap. Lots of code names.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini shared his thoughts off the record for most our 30-minutes with him at our Intel day. On the record, Otellini said he hasn't determined his view on the Vista delay "We are just internalizing it.
Continuing my morning at Intel, Don MacDonald, vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, was next up. We asked him about the Vista delay.
This morning I'm at a CNET/ZDNet journalist day at Intel. All the Intel executives are showing up, accompied by their PR people, for 30-minute discussions with us about the company's plans.
News.com's Ina Fried writes about the potential fallout from the Vista delay:With all the setbacks, it will be more than five years between Windows XP and Windows Vista.
I posted on Monday about the DearAOL coalition's take on Esther Dyson's New York Times op-ed column on Goodmail's CertifiedEmail approach to fighting spam, and Esther's follow up response. In an email, Esther further explained her viewpoint and where DearAOL miscued:I never got the courtesy of a reply from the PR firm that sent out the press release with the headline: "In New York Times, AOL email tax supporter says it's 'only right' that in future "most e-mail will cost money.
Ingres Chairman and CEO Terry Garnett looks at the estimated $18 billion spent on databases annually and sees a market ripe for disruption. In fact, he thinks Ingres can carve out 5- to 10-percent of that market, including a good chunk for Oracle's multibillion dollar enterprise database business.
Sun formally launched its Sun Grid service (which I blogged about here), with 5,000 sockets, a year after first announcing it. If 70 percent of the current computing pool were used on a daily basis, Sun would rake in about $84,000 per day.
According Dave Winer, wikis could use a bit of OPML (Outline Processing Markup Language). Now that I've had my hand at running a public facing wiki for three months (see the Web site for Mashup Camp) to which many other people have contributed, I'm in agreement with Dave that integrating OPML with wikis makes sense.