Monthly Archives: February 2008

Kurzweil on cellular level computing


Ray Kurzweil is shaking up our idea of what will be with his amazing predictions about the future of computing – a future he thinks will soon lead to the emergence of computers so small and powerful they’ll drive our own thinking processes … Continue reading

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MicrosoftOxymorons


OK, not quite an oxymoron, but here is the latest “headline” from Microsoft that comes pretty close to contradicting it’s own strategic premise: Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability. New interoperability principles and actions will … Continue reading

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Google Adsense for Video, Google Health


Google is the big news today with two major product initiatives.    The first is Google’s entry into the health records management business with trial recordkeeping at a Cleveland hospital.   AP reports The second Google development is adsense for video, yet another attempt … Continue reading

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Gates on Yahoo: “It’s the People” | Yahoo on Gates “OMG! He’s making Soylent Green!”


As Microsoft prepares for a proxy fight that will pit them agains the Yahoo board in the fight over control of Yahoo, Bill Gates is talking up the deal as a way for Microsoft to access the great talent pool … Continue reading

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Farber in charge at CNET: A good move


Premier Tech news website CNET has a new editor in chief.  Dan Farber takes over today, and as a tech journalist *and prominent tech blogger* the choice of Farber is smart for CNET and a sign that blogging sensibilities are … Continue reading

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Twixter – very impressive!


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Journablogger Battle Dome 2008


Blogging people love a heated argument and Mike Arrington always aims to please, so he nailed Fred Wilson for a few inconsistencies in his otherwise very reasonable post suggesting the obvious – that blogs tend to have lower standards of accuracy … Continue reading

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143 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled…from your stomach.


Could somebody help me understand why the latest beef recall isn’t stupid?   This is terrifying millions of parents despite the fact that there is almost certainly close to zero health risk here according to the FDA.  Oh, also there is the challenge of … Continue reading

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Engineering’s Grand Challenges


The National Academy of Engineering has suggested a list of the world’s greatest and most important engineering challenges, and it looks pretty comprehensive to me.   If we can solve all these problems we’ll really be taking life on earth up a few notches … Continue reading

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Blogger.com troubleshooting – ghs.google.com IP fix


Posting a blogger.com fix I just struggled with for some time.  This sounds more complicated than it is but I could find little online to help me, so hopefully I’ll save somebody future time with this post. I wanted to run … Continue reading

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