Category “technology”

104 posts


There’s a neat little Intellisense feature that I think all blog-posting tools should have, but which none appear to currently have. I call it AutoLinking… The software should be able when a person types a certain name, corporation or keyword to automatically link it to the relevant website. Whenever a
Read more » Oct 14, 2005, 10:24AM

Office Reinvention

I’m impressed with some of the strong, long-term and painful decisions that Microsoft has made regarding Office 12. Office is a twenty-year old product, dating back from the eighties (before Unicode, 32–bit, flat memory models, 32–bit color, object-orientation) and never really got the full rewrite that Windows did. It’s as if the
Read more » Sep 15, 2005, 4:29AM

Doctors and Patients

An instructor in my business program, who happens to be a lawyer, remarked about why lawyers with engineering and science backgrounds were highly sought after and paid handsomely compared to their peers with liberal arts degrees. The problem with using lawyers as advisors is that, while they know the law,
Read more » Sep 4, 2005, 4:45PM

Predicting the Future

I am always trying to predict to future 5, 10, 20 years from now… (I am also trying to create the future, too, with my products… We’ll see…)  Looking back at predictions from 1990, I seen and heard a number of predictions that have or are close to coming true.
Read more » Aug 27, 2005, 3:27AM

Wifi - The New Highway

A venture capitalist asks whether Wifi should be public infrastructure, just as roads, bridges and tunnels are today. Philadephia is one of the first few major cities to consider it, but there are also rumblings in Silicon Valley. The implications are huge and go beyond simple laptop access to internet.
Read more » Aug 22, 2005, 9:20PM

3D TV Again

In a prior posts, I wrote about the promise of 3D TV from NYTimes. It seems the 3D TV meme is gaining rapid steam. Slashdot last week reported about an interactive 3D display called the Heliodisplay, which uses lasers to produce 3D displays in thin air via lasers and includes a
Read more » Aug 22, 2005, 1:24AM


optionsScalper became the unwitting vector of a meme virus called Einstein’s Riddle: I bumped into Einstein's Riddle the other day.  Einstein's Riddle is a puzzle that Albert Einstein wrote way back before I was born.  The problem was formulated as a "Logic Puzzle" in the form of those I mentioned in the
Read more » Aug 12, 2005, 7:48AM

Innovation Trends

In the computer industry, a lot of advance innovative work in computer science is being driven in academia. I suspect over time that as an industry becomes more mature that the major drivers of innovation shift from universities to corporate research labs. Large corporations steadily accumulate greater wealth over time
Read more » Aug 10, 2005, 1:52PM


In a prior post, I wrote about 3D Displays. Well, the New York Times wrote an article about new 3D TVs emerging within five years via Emergic. Ordinary TV sets deliver 500 lines of resolution. Most high-definition screens reach 1,050. The HD3D hits 1,280 lines and counting - which means better picture
Read more » Jul 31, 2005, 1:26AM

High-tech Outsourcing

Outsourcing of software development is such a hot button issue in the high-tech industry, but I personally really don’t have any problem with this. My beliefs tend to the socially conscious libertarian sort, so I am predisposed to agree with opinions of economists, who rigorously and intellectually treat this topic
Read more » Jun 25, 2005, 12:29PM

Rich RSS Integration in Longhorn

So, Dean Hachamovitch, GPM of Microsoft IE unit, announced at GnomeDex the integration of RSS in both Internet Explorer and Windows. He stated the Web was moving to a third phase of navigation--browsing, searching, and now subscribing. By the way, I knew Dean, when he was my teaching assistant in
Read more » Jun 24, 2005, 3:36PM

E-book Happenings

Here are some quiet happenings as e-books struggles to cross the technological chasm. This is what technology looks like when it struggles under the radar years before mainstream acceptance. Sony, Philips and digital paper pioneer E-Ink began selling last year in Japan (of course) a paperback-sized electronic book reader that uses
Read more » Jun 19, 2005, 4:28PM

Open Your Mind

Chris Nahr writes There's no way I'd read an e-book for anything not computer related -- a physical book ist just much more comfortable to use, and allows me to get away from the computer. Even computer literature that isn't purely a reference for programming I'd rather read without a
Read more » Jun 16, 2005, 3:30PM

Building a Website

I am someone who prefers to know everything and retain 100% control, although, in recent years, I have learned to delegate a little more often. I have always done my taxes myself with the help of Excel, even when I had a complicated 25–page tax return in 1998. Back then,
Read more » Jun 14, 2005, 2:18PM

Apple On Intel

I have heard the rumors for years now about Apple switching to Intel, and I disregarded them since I didn’t believe a move to x86 was actually feasible. I see MacNewsWorld had a debate one year ago about the merits of moving over the Intel. I know that the press comes up with
Read more » Jun 6, 2005, 4:49AM





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