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Archive for June, 2007

More depth into Microsoft Surface

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

There’s a fundamental change occurring in the world of technology It says here that Microsoft initially plans to sell the devices to commercial partners, for $5000-$10000 price range. Which is the typical market price-point for new technology like this. Remember DVD burners? They first entered the market at prices far beyond what the typical individual [...]

Is Facebook for real?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I’m not really sure what I mean by my title for this post: “Is Facebook for real?”. But I’m going just go out and say it. Facebook is for real, and it is running with incredible momentum. I’m baffled. Not so much by the technology, but the stickiness and remarkable momentum. No question, they must [...]

Power, Air Conditioning and Data Centers

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Here is a wacky idea I was thinking of a while back. Picture this problem… We’ve got all these data centers consuming all kinds of power, which produces an incredible amount of heat which is then counteracted with air conditioning that consumes an immense amount of electricity and ironically produces more heat. The big picture [...]

Microsoft Surface, Photosynth: pretty exciting technology

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Of the new technologies and applications of technology being developed and talked about, Microsoft Surface and Photosynth are two that have really grabbed my attention. I’m just hoping the innovation and promise that we see here doesn’t get thwarted and over-analyzed by Microsoft – the business and the bureaucracy. I can’t wait to see these [...]