Overcoming the Microsoft Inertia

If you are content with your Windows XP machine, you might see no reason at all to buy a new computer this Christmas, possibly because most of the new PCs and laptops on retail shelves run Vista. And Vista by … Continue reading


Three Kings and Their Visions: Schmidt’s Bet, Gates’ Spin, and Jobs’ Win

As 2006 closes, the titans of our computer industry have, one way or another, made their visions known to mankind. Three in particular have made interesting, if not influential, comments on the future of the Internet and the world as we know it: Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, Apple’s Steve Jobs, and of course, Microsoft’s Bill Gates.

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Origami and Writely: An Odd Couple to Break the Office Monopoly

By now you have probably read about Origami, Microsoft’s “micro-tablet” or “ultra-mobile” PC that will shortly become available from manufacturers such as Samsung at prices as low as $600. Microsoft Watch offers an excellent summary. You have also read about … Continue reading