Thursday, October 13, 2005

Its all happening these days in Massachusetts

Hot on the heels of some interesting developments in terms of the adoption of Open Document Format comes intriguing stuff surrounding $100 laptops for kids. The article says that the state of Massachusetts has committed to providing every shoolkid with a laptop. The article doesn't specifically say that its the $100 dollar variety but I presume it is. They sound really, really interesting. Can function on wind-up power. Run a thin Linux. Ruggedized. Can form mesh networks for Internet access.

I want one. Actually, scratch that. I want five!

Skyscrapers = rectangular blocks of windows = pixel display unit

Every skyscrapered city should have some of these.
It would add an extra dimension to gazing out of a hotel window in downtown Manhattan or Chicago.
Heck what am I thinking. Las Vegas is the place for this sort of thing. Would you bet on two pixels climbing up the sides of a skyscraper?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Applets for the 21st century

Applets for the 21st century are the topic of this weeks IT world article : 21st Century Applets.

Tech Camp Regrets

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot now attend and give a Python/XML talk at tech camp.

Darn. Looks like a great line-up of lightening talks. I will be sorry to miss it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

You know you are not keeping track of things adequately when...

new on-line agregators first come to your attention through your referer logs rather than through your assiduous tracking of industry developments. Google Reader for example.