So there I am, all smug in my 99 Nerd Score and along comes a guy who builds an Apollo Guidance Computer in his basement. Not a software simulator, mind you (a nerdy exercise I can at least imagine), but an actual wire-wrapped reproduction. I am but a smudge of Dorito dust on the fingers […]
My wife is a fine artist (oil painting). She tells me that a huge thing in the art market right now is galleries specializing in Russian art, usually selling canvases in the $20-50K price range. Not because there’s an important movement coming out of Russia, but because the galleries are paying artists 10% of the […]
Scoble has quashed the rumor of a Microsoft-branded Tablet PC that I linked to and discounted yesterday.
Iggy Kin is the philosopher-king of the inkerati. He obviously loves to just think about stuff and how it relates. Although I’m sad to see his “Tablet PC Hep” blog go away, he’s got an interesting new blog that’s actually really firing up my brain about smart clients and Tablets. He’s blogging in ink in […]
Anyone else seeing this? There are a few hundred returns on Google about it, some of which specifically mention Tablet PC processes, so I’m wondering if the “inkerati” are particularly troubled.
According to ActiveWin, Armin Cremerius-Gunther, Windows division head for Microsoft Germany, announced Tuesday that Microsoft intends to launch its own Tablet PC. The article also states that Microsoft’s intention is to sell the Tablet PC for less than 1200 euros. Microsoft realizes that the high costs of current Tablet PCs… via [jkOnTheRun] I don’t believe […]
In a great interview on Gizmodo, Bill Gates and Joel Johnson (?) squabble about DRM. Despite his disclaimer that he was intimidated, the interviewer challenges Gates boldly. Gates responds (in part), by saying that you have to start from the question “‘should there be confidential information?’” (such as for medical records) and when the interviewer […]
Introducing COmega is a good overview of what is probably the most obviously startling thing about COmega — it’s attempt to bridge XML / Object / Relational worlds with built-in syntax. I’m not sure that this is going to be COmega’s biggest contribution to the mainstream (I suspect that it’s threading techniques using “chords” may […]
Through this weekend, you can get a free copy of Graphics Server .NET: Widgets Edition To get your free copy (download only – physical product available for just the shipping charge) just go through our order process. Offer good through January 16, 2005. Via [Johnson’s Chart Component Blog]
My father just died after a struggle with cancer. I won’t be posting for a bit.