OK, with a headline like that, you're probably saying I'm anti-patent. I'm not.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
When most people think about Intel, the first thing that comes to mind is "processor company." The type of company that, every few months, puts out new chips that make our computers work better, go faster, draw less power, and cost less.
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing a micromechanical flying "insect cam.
My new 15" PowerBook arrived today. Getting it set up has been dirt simple.
In case you missed the news, amidst a bit of controversy, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is now on its third president in as many months. The organization, which must maintain its relevance while the political landscape within the open source community is in flux, can ill afford the sort of missteps that draw into question its ability to govern itself.
Microsoft Watch reports on Microsoft's in-house TechFest showcase this week, open mostly to the company's employees and some journalists.
A strange thing happened last week while I paid a visit to Intel's campus in Santa Clara, CA. In the course of trying to ask some though provoking questions of two interviewees -- Intel's Ahbi Talwalker and Frank Spindler (podcast is on the way) -- and even trying to corner them on an item or two, it came to light that Intel, with no fanfare or announcements whatsoever, snuck a technology known as eXecute Disable (XD for short) into its chips.
Earlier today, I received an e-mail from Peter C.W.
If you read today's report by News.com's John Spooner on how Lenovo is moving forward with its plans (despite still be subject to government approval) to take the reigns of IBM"s PC outfit, it sure looks like Lenovo has in place better than 90 percent of the plans that need to be in place in order to manage the transition in a way that minimizes the chances of a customer exodus.
It is no secret that corporate use of...