According to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is going to announce an “Express” version of Visual Studio this week targetting hobbyists and students. A few months ago, I wrote that such a thing would be a great idea.
Tim Lambert’s When Think Tanks Attack does a good job of exposing Microsoft attempts at Astroturfing (paying for the appearance of “grassroots” movement). Sure enough, Microsoft hired as their chief lobbyist one of the directors of a particular think-tank that I questioned about three months ago (I’m not going to give their name because, y’know, […]
Evan couldn’t resist and adds his two cents to the continuing conversation about improving Tablet sales and seeking Tablet nirvana. via [Incremental Blogger] A common theme is that, with a slate or a convertible in tablet mode, a Tablet just looks like a screen showing a screen saver. So how hard is it to create […]
My old buddy Eric Faurot (we used to work together on the Software Development Conferences) cancelled Comdex.
via [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger] Sara Ford got a four-word email from Bill Gates (in response to an email from her) and apparently this is cause for celebration, skepticism, and general up-roar-ary. That’s extremely disturbing. Gates’ is the boss^h^h^h^h … er… “Chief Software Architect” of a 50,000-person business. A technology business. Quite frankly, everyone who’s worked […]
One of the t-shirt hurling contest entrants sent some photos of their entry. via [James Gosling: on the Java road…] < p dir=”ltr”> For those who’ve never been to JavaOne, the hurling of t-shirts to the audience (and let’s face it: that is what keeps the conference industry alive) in ever-more-elaborate ways is a tradition. Last […]
The “Tablet isn’t for consumers” story is a myth. Tell it to the students using Tablets. Tell it to the start ups that leverage the flexibility of the Tablet in their highly fluid states. Tell it to the doctors, lawyers, managers, engineers, and on and on, that purchased a Tablet out of their own pocket–and […]
Loren laments that ultra-portable computers aren’t Tablet PCs. Check out the Sony U-70: Man, I’d buy a Tablet in that form-factor in a microsecond! But I’ve come to realize that I’m more pen-centric and more note-taking centric than most people (I have dozens of paper notebooks going back to High School, and thousands of index […]
There has been a fair amount of discussion about key bindings in VS.NET, and the fact that they seem to be changing yet again in VS.NET 2005….But the thing that bugs me most about the current set of bindings is the amount of arbitrary stuff you have to remember. via [IanG on Tap] In the glory […]
Richard Callaby’s favorite geek movies are: Sneakers War Games Hackers Anti-Trust Startup.com Triumph of the Nerds Mine are: Minority Report (I loved that pre-crime interface! Oh, and you must check this probably-not-intended-for-public-consumption page at Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com/~dcr/minority/functionality_01.htm) Blade Runner War Games Matrix Lord of the Rings Trilogy Hmmm… Several of mine aren’t about geeks per […]