This video makes me so happy. The issue I have with posting it now is that no one reads this blog. Maybe I’ll post it again at some other date because I want to see more people be happy too.
Monthly Archive for February, 2008
ReadWriteWeb’s Bernard Lunn recently posted on the threat that Google Apps pose on Microsoft Office. His contention is that Google is so far ahead with its realization that collaboration is the “significant advantage” for document processing in the future.
Maybe I’m a risk averse user (certainly not an early-adopter when it comes to word processing), but I am a college student who spends every hour of the day looking into a computer screen. And my story is a little bit different than Bernard’s.
As a student in a pre-professional environment, team projects take up a big part of my time. I currently participate in a team that uses Google Docs and Google Spreadsheet to do work. I should love it, but I don’t. Google Docs is like a fancy Textpad that I can’t access at all times. Collaborative writing is a great concept, but I have yet to come across an individual who actively participates in any document. Collaboration requires patience and constant wrangling, issues that I prefer to crank out at a meeting or alone at night in one go.
Google Apps may work. But a lot of things need to happen (some of which are out of Google’s immediate control):
- Offline access
- Internet everywhere
- Cell phones need to not be annoying when it comes to word processing, smart phones need to be more prevalent
- People need to change the way they do work: real important, could take a long time (and some confounding)
- People need to trust the Internet: really important
I’m not dying to collaborate. Even my teams don’t dig it. Come persuade us.
High speed short range wireless technology has just gotten a huge boost from Melbourne scientists. These scientists have recently unveiled the “GiFi”, a tiny (5mm per side) chip that transmits data over 10 meters at 5 Gbps. Ridiculous. The chip is about a year away from public release and will cost $10 to produce.
An entire high-definition movie from a video shop kiosk could be transmitted to a mobile phone in a few seconds, and the phone could then upload the movie to a home computer or screen at the same speed.
read it here (via The Age)
I have about 5000 bookmarks. I have a folder in my bookmarks called “blog this” that contains too many things that are all outdated. However, I will try to intersperse my posts with something from that folder. Sorry if you’ve read about it elsewhere, but I just think that some things deserve some more mentions.
so here we go:
Bill Gates’ sperm: second most-wanted in China (via engadget)
pretty much a story in a headline. the story of an American hero.
I promised more posts. I guess all I needed was some inspiration.
While google-newsing Obama, I came across this gem near the top of the stack: Obama’s Charmed Life is Over
Now I understand that this article is part of a regular “My Word” section meant to promote The John Gibson Show, but why is it sorted with the news and how many innocent people have become victims of this promotional tool?
“The Obamas’ have lived a charmed and gaffe-free life up in this campaign so far. But it’s over. Now Mr. and Mrs. Obama are under the microscope and every word is subject to scrutiny.”
…why FoxNews. why do you exist.