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Latest Posts

Boot Camp, virtualization, Net neutrality, SAP and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss all the fuss about running Windows on a Mac (David calls Boot Camp and the notion that it's a big win for Apple a joke), LinuxWorld (all about virtualization), Net neutrality (telcos checkmate the 'open' Internet), my wanderings at Software 2006 and SAP's stance on on demand and open source. David also gives advice on avoiding cell phone radiation.

April 7, 2006 by Dan Farber


The lesser known benefit of standards to developers

Dan Bricklin, who is very much heads-down in the thick of single-handedly developing wikiCalc these days, has used his blog to reflect on his recent coding experiences and talks about one of the lesser known benefits of standards to developers (and ultimately the software they develop).  Wrote Bricklin of his experience so far: ....

April 7, 2006 by David Berlind


Windows on Macs? Chill folks. It's much ado about nothing

I don't know about you, but I'm totally nonplussed when it comes to the enthusiasm that Apple's Boot Camp is being met with.  Gartner has these graphs that show how, in something called a 5-phase hype-cycle, new technologies are originally meant with ill-founded euphoria followed by a trough of disillusionment.

April 7, 2006 by David Berlind


The age of software aquarius

Worth reading: On this ZDNet blog, Dion Hinchcliffe, predicts and illustrates the future of software. In his latest post, Dion writes: I do believe we're witnessing a remaking of not only Web-based software but the way in which software is composited.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Seminal moment for Windows Mobile?

Yesterday afternoon, I received an email update on what's happening with Windows Mobile from one of Microsoft's public relations outfits (Microsoft uses several).  In the update was a list of somewhat newsworthy items, one of which is that a Service Pack is being issued for users of Verizon Wireless provisioned Treo 700w's and Sprint PPC-6700s.

April 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Applied innovation

Deal Architect Vinnie Mirchandani spoke at a CIO track at Software 2006, which was closed to the press. He survey the attendees and found that only 10 percent said innovation would be generated internally.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Spinning the Chevy Tahoe ad campaign

Much good discussion has come out of the GM/Apprentice ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe that generated thousand of remixed video ads. Forrester's Charlene Li has the positive and reasonable spin on the outcome:While some people point to this campaign as an example of the failure of viral marketing and social computing, I think it points to a great success.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber