By way of one of IBM's Bob Sutor's blog entries that came through my RSS firehose this morning comes this damning report on FoxNews.com regarding Massachusetts' adoption of the OpenDocument Format (ODF).
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In his blog, Sun director of Web technologies Tim Bray has spotlighted my Just say no to DRM series on inDRMpendence. In that blog, Bray offers an alternative meaning for the DRM acronym to the one I've been using (Digital Restrictions Management).
If you've never heard of the Digital Living Network Alliance, now is a good time to get hip to it. The DLNA is a multivendor alliance that's promoting the idea of standards-based wireless and wired interoperation of everything from computers to hifi gear to multimedia-enabled phones.
A story on ZDNet on making code more secure quotes Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity adviser as well as Microsoft and eBay security czar and now CEO of R&H Security Consulting, about holding developers accountable (not liable) for the code they write (the headline on the story, "Expert: Hold developers liable for flaw," is inaccurate and will be corrected).
The wires are hot with Google and Comcast in "serious discussions" to acquire a minority stake in AOL. This follows on the heels of AOL and Microsoft flirting with one another.
Stephen Shankland writes about Michael Davidson, who has cataloged more than 100 images of microscopic cartoon characters, cars, dinosaurs and other images etched on silicon. Check out the images here.
The good news is that we're clearly much closer to systems that can scan a crowd and identify faces. The bad news is that...we're clearly much closer to systems that can scan a crowd and identify faces.
Apple continues to build on the iPod, trouncing competitors. The new model supports 150 hours of video on the 2.
Between the way the recently OASIS-ratified OpenDocument Format (ODF) was approved as the Massachusetts standard file format for productivity applications, and the way it was submitted for consideration as a global standard to the International Standards Organization (the ISO) and the way the thin-client discussion has suddenly moved front and center again, could we be on the verge of an ODF-inspired document revolution?
By mid-2006 Yahoo and Microsoft will break down the Berlin Wall between their instant messagers. It's about time, but AOL is still trying to hold on to its exclusive territory.