Re-use of this image permitted under the GFDL$99 iPhone. Keep smoking that crystal cider, Apple freaks!
Irreverent, unapologetically arrogant and uncensored, IT Professional Services industry veteran Jason Perlow muses on a cornucopia of topics on all matters of Information Technology.
Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
Being employed by a large technology company and being a freelance technology writer has its pitfalls, one of which is from a disclosure perspective: I'm not allowed to talk about strategy and forward-looking statements regarding the company I work for.The risk of making such statements is that one might commit the company to things that it wouldn't necessarily commit to, especially when one is not qualified or permitted to make such statements in the first place.
Answer: Rectangular peg, Square Hole.With the prices of HDTV's plummeting, one would think that people would be rushing to buy new sets, particularly with the analog TV mass-extinction event coming in February.
A Christmas card for your Web Designer friends from CafePress.The UK's Daily Telgraph has published a list of top 11 Christmas and Holiday Cards for Geeks.
Wind River's Multicore Software Hypervisor solution permits multiple embedded OSes to run on a single device. Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to actually choose between an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or a Google Android?
This crappy photo-edit of a fairly standard netbook design illustrates the power of Apple branding.ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan recently picked up a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu Netbook and pinged me for tech support questions regarding his new toy -- he couldn't get it functioning on his home wireless network.
Oh Joyous day! COLOR!!!!! Click on the photo to enlarge.
Actuate 10 and the Eclipse-based Open Source BIRT framework allows you to build rich reporting applications for your enterprise. Click on the photo to watch a video of the software in action.
UPS partnered with Hewlett-Packard on the new sp400 All-in-One wireless handheld laser barcode scanner combo that can print directly onto packages, which saves paper and streamlines UPS's shipping processes. With all of the news of major corporations losing vast amounts of money and laying people off, it's always nice to hear about solutions that companies are rolling out that not only allow them to keep their employees working, but also are saving them real dollars.
A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon's Kindle. While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.