In calling a spade a spade, Cory Doctorow refers to Intel's DTCP-IP technology for what it really is: Digital Rights Management Technology. Only I wish he'd start using my acronym for DRM: CRAP (see the video for why I call it that).
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IBM's vice president of standards and open source Bob Sutor appears quite peeved by an article in eWeek:In an eWeek article just published ("Microsoft to OpenDocument Alliance: Where's the Choice?"), Microsoft is accusing the supporters of the OpenDocument Format, a true open standard from the OASIS standards organization, of somehow limiting choice.
I am still thinking about Ray Ozzie's introduction of Live Clipboard at ETech. Having a clipboard wired into the Web is simple, and so obvious.
SXIP has a has a big sponsorship presence at ETech, the badge lanyards and even the room keys bear the SXIP logo. I really wish the key cards had said "SXIP into Your Room.
Now that Microsoft finally released details behind its secretive Origami mini-tablet project, News.com's Ina Fried reports that Intel is poised to take the wraps off of its contribution to the project (Inteligami is just my mashup of the two words) today at the Intel Developer Forum.
Jeffrey Han showed off a gestural user interface at ETech in which the user hands manipulate object on a desk. It's based on Han's multi-touch interaction research, which applys a form of biometric input.
At O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie demoed a way to bring the clipboard concept from the PC to the world of the Web. The Web clipboard is implemented as a clipboard on the clipboard, taking the text format of the clipboard and putting in more structured data, XML schemas.
In his most recent rant about DRM (Jobs iPod Hi-Fi: Home stereo reinvented? Or load of HorseCRAP?
Michael Kanellos has a preview of what to be expected this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco...
You can tell that blogging is becoming a real part of businesses when the blogging tool makers start getting seriously about enterprise requirements and service level agreements. Anil Dash gave me the details on Six Apart’s tweaks on new enterprise versions of TypePad (the company's hosted service) and Movable Type due in the next few weeks.