Imagine my surprise when I spotted this vending machine on a recent trip to Minneapolis. Stationed in Concourse E of the Lindbergh terminal of Minneapolis-St.
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.
As soon as I heard the announcement from bright and bushy-tailed VMWare CEO Paul Maritz that the company was shortly going to be releasing their ESX 3i enterprise-class embedded hypervisor for free, I was absolutely thrilled. Given the pace of technology reporting, I knew that I had to get it running on my test equipment right away.
In 2016, once they perfected the technology for use in corporations, the next step was to shut down the office entirely and send just about everyone home.
When a technology columnist known for his critical views on Apple makes statements to the effect that the company should consider defining and publicly communicating a succession strategy, many Apple fans might consider the subject too close to home and inappropriate. It will generate heated discussion in the inside baseball crowd on the ZDNet TalkBacks, but that will be the end of it.
Do we need to completely rethink the entire commodity and utility computing platform itself? Do we need a fresh start?
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!As the great Obi-Wan Kenobi once said "I felt a great disturbance in the Force...
Shortly after I posted my diatribe on my problems with my DIRECTV HD receivers and the company's horrible customer service, I was contacted by Stuart Sweet, a moderator on a popular Satellite TV forums site, DBSTalk. Apparently, my post had created quite a stir and I was asked to register on the site in the hopes that the online community could help me out.
Apple may win the battle, but they'll lose the war, eventually. Well, that was predictable, really.
The Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross modelThe iPhone has become such a part of our collective consciousness that soon entire books are going to be written about the sociological impact of such a groundbreaking, Insanely Great device. Why, it's so dammed important, that it's probably pointless to write about any other pressing computing or technology issue.
Well, I was going to write my post-mortem of the iPhone launch and go into an entire diatribe on crappy customer service and the perils of early adoption, but then I found myself with a much better target than AT&T Wireless and Apple -- the idiots at DIRECTV.