Elcomsoft acquitted. Even though I sell Thinking in C# via Adobe Acrobat and therefore am vulnerable to piracy of my intellectual property, I am happy for this verdict. I don’t know what is a fair policy towards digital media, but the DMCA ain’t it.
This comment on this post asked if my argument meant that AI is impossible: I don’t think that follows from my argument. The greatest challenge with AI is that we have no good theories on the non-material representations comprising consciousness. Brain mechanics we’re beginning to get a handle on, and you’ll find a lot of […]
I hope Microsoft doesn’t buy Borland. Apparently, in light of IBM’s acquisition of Rational, there’s been talk that Microsoft may acquire Borland, which bought TogetherSoft earlier this year. I hope not. Microsoft does not need Together/J, a Java-based UML tool — they have Visio if they want a diagramming tool. Better, the entire field of CASE […]
X#, A Native XML-Processing Language, On Tap From Microsoft? There are already several “native XML” programming languages (I like the looks of this one) and certainly it makes sense for there to be XML language(s!) for .NET.