Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Win Reviews”

Another review of a Microsoft product (or in this case service), another black eye.  The most recent controversy is over Bing, but let’s face it, a lot of the problem with Windows 8 is how the preponderance of reviews didn’t … Continue reading

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Blacked Out due to CISPA

Honoring the CISPA Blackout today.  Check http://www.zdnet.com/how-to-join-todays-april-22-cispa-protest-7000014320/ for more information.

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Touch Hate

There is a lot of hate for “touch” out there and I thought I’d talk about it a bit.  I can tell when I’m reading an unreasonable discussion because there is always something about having to stand there all day … Continue reading

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Xbox Always-On

I’m not much of a gamer, so I’ve not really had a strong opinion about the Next-Generation Xbox (“Xbox 720″) Always-On controversy that has gripped the web lately.  I have no idea if its true or what the details may … Continue reading

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PCs are the new Mainframe, and not in the good sense

Every time I write something about Microsoft’s strategy, and suggest the classic desktop PC (and the desktop, indeed the WIMP model itself,)  is becoming a niche offering, I get inundated with comments challenging my position.  Now this just in from Gartner, … Continue reading

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What will the follow-on to Windows Server 2012 be called?

Let me start with “I have no idea”.  Don’t like that answer?  Well, I’d bet on Windows Server 2012 R2 based on post 2003 release history.  But let’s explore this further. With the latest revelation that Windows Blue is likely … Continue reading

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Apple TV and Xbox 720 to usher in new era of A/V-control interfaces

As a computer guy I’ve always hated the control interfaces that the Consumer Audio/Video (A/V) Equipment companies have put on their components.  They just can’t seem to get it right.  The Zenith-invented ultrasonic remote control interface dominated the field for over 20 years … Continue reading

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