After a two week hiatus, Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos (and former MIT computer science professor) resurfaced with another blog item on a familiar Sun theme: utility computing.
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Once a month, I host a breakfast for anyone who bothers to show up and we sit around and discuss technology. I call it the CTO Breakfast because I want it to be fairly technical and I like a product, rather than an IT focus.
When News.com's Molly Wood wrote that the next update of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser will snuff out the Firefox rebellion, Salon's Scott Rosenberg took her to task, as her colleague Charles Cooper points out in his blog:"This is a prime example of one of journalism's worst habits -- a knee-jerk application of "who wins, who loses?
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In order to sell Longhorn when it launches, Microsoft has been trying to convince everyone of the importance of rich clients. Microsoft will lose its lock on the operating system if the only thing that people run on them are browsers.
NewScientist.com: A consortium of software and security companies has come up with the first unified language for rating the vulnerabilities that plague computer operating systems, opening them to attack from viruses and hackers.
From Wired News: An estimated 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers are available for uses other than mixing them into low grade cattle feed. Professor Richard Wool at the University of Delaware has figured out a method to recycle those chicken feathers for manufacturing circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based compounds, such as fiberglass.