While the people on stage are often rocket scientists and the technical discussions can be extremely dense, MIT's Emerging Technology Conference can be full of great sound bytes and quotes. Here are some from today:I am great sketpic of video conferencing.
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You've heard all the talk about Web 2.0 and new Web-centric software platforms.
After my first real exposure to programming EJB3.0, I'm pleasantly surprised to find them less complex and more easy to use.
In his keynote to the approximately 800 attendees at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies conference, Kleiner-Perkins partner Bill Joy (a co-founder of Sun Microsystems) offered his long-discussed six Web framework once again as a way for people to understand what the Internet is and what categories all of its future changes will fall into. This is obviously the way that he thinks about it as a venture capitalist.
Pebble Beach, eat your heart out. If Pennsylvania-based VisViva Golf Inc.
SimplyHired indexes more than 4.5 million jobs from thousands of sources and provides filtered searches, ratings and other services for job hunters.
Over on Digital Media Thoughts, contributing editor Jeremy Charette and friends are tearing apart the problem I'm having playing 99 cent downloads on my $20,000 whole home entertainment system.
Schwartz's story improved markedly when he got off of the Sun middleware review and got on to Galaxy.
As a part of what he says is his life's most important work, MIT Media Labs director Nicholas Negroponte is on course to deliver a $100 laptop to the people who need it most: the world's children. The first prototype, (pictured left, see more photos of it in ZDNet's online photo gallery) is on course to be shown-off for the first time on November 17 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.
Must watch: I've seen Dick Hardt's presentation on the nature of digital identity evolve over the last several months, and the version available here really captures the complexities of participating in an online world and how identity is at the center of the Web experience. Dick is the founder and CEO of Sxip Identity, which he describes as an Identity 2.