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In search of a mo betta definition of 'beta'

In his blog, Ross Mayfield points to and elaborates on Mary Hodder's observation that the widespread and loose use of the term 'beta' is confusing users--including developers--who don't get its meaning anymore. She says:Google puts it on everything but search, so does Flickr, so do many software sellers, as Brent did at Ranchero [NetNewsWire].

December 20, 2004 by Chris Jablonski


Laptop computing for under $500 now has the $500 ($498 to be precise) laptop, called Balance, which comes with the Linspire operating system and the OpenOffice.

December 20, 2004 by ZDNet


New technology creates additional housework

A major oil company's 885-foot tanker has been outfitted with 160 tiny vibration sensors--collectively called "smart dust"--that monitor the performance of the ship's machinery and report when something shakes in a new and exciting way.

December 17, 2004 by ZDNet