While his posts there are opinionated and colorful, you'll really get a sense of Jaanus' personality if you visit his own Jaanus on the internet blog. No one is pulling his strings, that's for sure.
My eyes almost popped out when I read his recent post, Microsoft webcast from CES -- Windows Vista, content, devices.
You won't believe what Jaanus wrote. I quote excerpts (highlighted areas are mine):
Damn you Bill and Microsoft. I was just about to be off to bed and clicking around randomly, finishing off the day, when I came upon this: Microsoft and Bill Gates webcast from the International CES 2006. Argh. I started watching and I’m glad I did, because it had a lot of fun stuff in it, detailed below. Recently I’ve watched only Steve Jobs webcasts and this was interesting comparison material.
It started off with Gates showing the “digital lifestyle”. That was one of the interesting parts. You start at your home in the morning, watch the news, see your kids’ drawings and track your family members’ locations all on one big screen. You interact with the news. Then you go to work (watching the news on your mobile during the process) and sit down with 3 bigscreens and continue doing stuff. And at an airport, you place your mobile onto some sort of smart desk where it projects a desktop with which you can work almost like with a normal PC. When you place a businesscard onto it, the desk scans it and then you drag it to your “desktop” and it is entered in your phone’s address book. All kind of neat.
Now the trick here, of course, is that Bill’s company does not have the greatest track record of delivering upon such humongous visions, so it remains to be seen how much and when will actually happen. But as a vision, I actually kinda liked it.
Don't you just love it when key industry figures let 'er rip?