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Wyse CEO proclaims 'perfect storm' for thin clients

A few weeks ago I interviewed John Kish, CEO of Wyse Technology, which has been pushing the thin client computing model for more than a decade. In the video interview, Kish said that with the increase in network bandwidth and the advent of new virtualization technologies, everything running on a PC can be hosted securely and centrally on a network.

March 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Writely, Live Clipboard, IDF, Origami, bad Wi-Fi, attention, intention and more...

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we start up with a rant about the lack of reliable Wi-Fi at industry events (bring your own EVDO). Then we get into the news of the week, starting with the implications of the Google/Writely combo, Ray Ozzie's Live Clipboard product announcements, and the latest in the Open Document Format battlezone.

March 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Inside Intel's Developer Forum

Insight64's Nathan Brookwood gives me the lowdown and what transpired at the Intel Developer Forum this week. In our podcast, he explains the new Core Microarchitecture, which will underpin Intel's multicore, energy efficient chip families, and how Intel's processor roadmap stacks up against what AMD's.

March 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Writely = Microsoft's Pearl Harbor?

In response to my post Blog swarm on Writely, Gary Edwards (who is steeped in OpenDoc and OpenOffice) penned this TalkBack:To understand why this deal is Peal Harbor for Microsoft, and a declaration of all out war for Google, i think one has to make a leap and consider that this isn't about applications. It's about the quality of the information experience one can find at Google, or, through the costly nightmare of maintaining a similar experience through revolving MS shrinkware.

March 9, 2006 by Dan Farber


Blog swarm on Writely

Google buys Writely and the blogosphere swarms. The aggregators/memetrackers, with some algorithmic help and hand kneading, provide ample evidence.

March 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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ETech 2006 wrap-up

As ETech 2006 winds down, I wanted to mention some of the highlights as well as a lowlight. The conference highlights included the keynotes by Ray Ozzie, Jon Udell, Clay Shirky for their simple, practical ideas and insights.

March 9, 2006 by Phil Windley

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iNetWord (Web-based "Word") prez responds with correx

Earlier this week, in one of my posts about why the OpenDocument Format (ODF) needs an IBM/Sun-backed open source software development kit in the market, I also mentioned how some new innovative developers of Web-based destkop productivity applications are skipping ODF support.

March 9, 2006 by David Berlind