Monthly Archives: November 2007

Computing Future Vision Videos

Videos are a great way to communicate a future vision in a short period of time.  The "Software + Services Future Vision" video that is floating around, and included below, is just such an example. http://images.video.msn.com/flash/soapbox1_1.swf   What I like … Continue reading

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Is the Amazon Kindle Ugly?

(a) I’ll hold judgment until I see one in person (b) Who cares Ok, I know that ultimate success in this marketplace will come to someone who produces a device that is "cool" and "stylish" but this is still an … Continue reading

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Amazon Kindle

I haven’t actually used a Kindle yet, but I like what I’m seeing.  Before I read anything about the device I was commenting to a colleague that the way you expand the early adoption for a Reader is to make … Continue reading

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Talking about Where did all the Zunes go? – Gadgets- msnbc.com

I was in a Walmart today and they had 80GB Zunes available.  Not that I really cared…I wanted an 8GB model.  Small size and a preference for avoiding rotating memory in a device I am certainly going to shake, bake, and … Continue reading

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Actual mail I sent relatives on Live Search

Ok, this technically can’t be SPAM because it’s not commercial.  Right?  RIGHT?  Ok, take it any way you want For the last year I’ve been using Windows Live Search rather than Google to do most of my searching.  Call it … Continue reading

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Future Vision video

What really got me going today was coming across this future vision video blog entry.  This is a video my team commissioned to show a possible (and IMHO a highly desirable) future.  There is a lot you can read into … Continue reading

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Discrete Transactions and benchmark cheating

I can’t believe The Register is bringing up Discrete Transactions after all these years.  Yes, most of the industry thought "Discrete Transactions" were a benchmark special.  I was, I admit, incensed, about them.  The reason was simple, we couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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Live Search Example

I just had another "delight" from Live Search.  I went into the side-by-side tool and searched for "1407 North Park Street, 80109".  Live Search included a map with this address on it, Google did not.  A map was exactly what … Continue reading

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Live Search really is good!

One of my friends recently mentioned that he had completely switched over to Live Search (from Google).  This was a particularly pleasant surprise to me because when Live Search 2.0 shipped I sent mail to friends and family urging them … Continue reading

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