The Gates and Ozzie memos don't shed much more light than what the two outlined at the rollout of Windows and Office Live on Nov. 1.
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Everytime I write about the forthcoming fat client's fall from grace thanks to a new breed of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, the technologists-in-denial club shows up in the comments section of our blogs with its tar and feathers to give me a lashing. As the comments section on a recent posting of mine shows (see Next for Sun, Google, Java: Walking papers for the fat client cartel?
Within days of OASIS' OpenDocument Format (ODF) suffering a political setback in Massachusetts (a drama which has yet to fully play itself out), many of Microsoft's competitors gathered in IBM-stronghold Armonk, NY on Friday, November 4 to plot the next steps for the fledgling XML-based document standard. Because some of what was discussed was apparently confidential, the press was not invited to observe the ODF Summit.
According to a report published today by Current Analysis, AMD sold more desktop and notebook systems sold through domestic retail outlets in October than Intel. The margin was 49.
There was a time, around three years ago, if you wanted to takeway my Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry from me, you would have had to pry it from my dead hands, or, as reality would have it, shut down my service. I know many other people who felt and still feel the same way.
Recently there's been a lot of talk about the possibility of a pandemic flu and its affects. Most of the discussion has centered on what the Feds can do.
Echoing his well known and much discussed and vilified "Harvard Business Review" essay "IT Doesn't Matter," Nick Carr writes at the end of a post on the commoditization of search that "maybe search doesn't matter." Nick posits that search from the big three isn't very differentiated, nor is it a major barrier to switching from one search engine to another.
Technology researchers and scientists gathered in New York City last week to honor two colleagues: Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, and Claude Berrou [at right], co-inventor of turbo codes. Berrou and several of the attendees at the Marconi Society-sponsored symposium added their voices to the growing concern that the United States is falling behind the rest of the world in technological innovation because fewer dollars are being allocated to long-term research.
At least the purported insidious code-borne access seems to be in the hands of the "good guys."
Not the famous John Ford movie, "The Searchers," but the SDForum's event, “The Search: A ten year perspective”, which takes place on Thursday night in Mountain View, CA. I'll be interviewing John Battelle, author of Searchblog and The Search, and get a look at some of the newer, specialized search engines that are popping up on the landscape.