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Slip Slidin' Away...

Watch your step... the slipping and sliding continues. Now Office 2007 will also wait until the year it is named after to see the light of day in any meaningful way. And a shakeup that looks more like a refelxive shudder than deliberate planning with a real vision is underway.

March 23, 2006 by Marc Orchant

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Getting Things Done in Santa Monica

I'm all but offline today, attending David Allen's Getting Things Done Roadmap seminar. The hotel has $12-a-day net acccess that doesn't seem to work so I'm resorting to just better than dial-up speeds via my Treo to post this.

March 23, 2006 by Marc Orchant

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Another day, another word processor

So Michael Robertson is getting all disruptive on us again. The Linspire/Gizmo Project dude is jumping on the free AJAX word processing bandwagon with ajaxWrite.

March 22, 2006 by Marc Orchant


Vista delay - a look into the abyss

So Microsoft announces another delay for Vista and the din in the blogs approaches white noise level almost instantaneously. Most are opinions from outside looking in. One blog , in particular, has a different and scarier tale to tell.

March 21, 2006 by Marc Orchant


Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 - first thoughts

I downloaded a copy of the latest beta version of Internet Explorer released yesterday at MIX and while I think there are some nice improvements, there appears to still be some work needed before this will ready for prime time.

March 21, 2006 by Marc Orchant


The consequences of information overload

We've got the makings of a classic salon discussion right out of the playbook of Gertrude Stein emerging here at ZDNet. Dion Hitchcliffe, responding to a thought-provoking post about the nature of change by Mitch Ratcliffe, presents his perspective on what the increasing availability of information means as a change vector for societal evolution. Are we experiencing a profound, technology-driven change (as Dion advocates) or are things essentially the same except for the rhetoric (as Mitch argues)?

March 19, 2006 by Marc Orchant


Strategy comes down to making choices

I've just wrapped an intense week of strategic planning at my company which has left me in a reflective state of mind. While I was wrestling with choices that will have a profound influence on the future direction we will take, it appears that two guys named David have been making similar decisions about their respective futures. One got a lot of play in the blogs, the other not so much.

March 16, 2006 by Marc Orchant

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Simultaneous Vista and Office 2007 launch?

Whoa! I know they did this once before but is the public ready for a one-two punch same-day release of Windows Vista and Office 2007 later this year? This would be a bold move - I'm not sure it's wise.

March 13, 2006 by Marc Orchant