John Robb: Mark flames me for calling Open Source a “Flop of 2001.” Hey, the reason it is a flop is this: it didn't live up to the hype. I don't dismiss the value of open source, but rather the bombastic rhetoric of its proponants. A lot of stuff was said by open source zealots in… Continue reading Mark
John Robb's top picks for the biggest trends of 2001: 1) Tivo. The death of free TV. 2) WiFi. The solution to home networking, laptop mobility, and urban last mile bandwidth. The death of regional Bell laziness in rolling out last mile bandwidth and home networking. 3) Digitial cameras. The death of film. Top flops… Continue reading John Robb's top picks for the biggest trends of 2001:
1) Tivo. The death of free TV.
2) WiFi. The solution to home networking, laptop mobility, and urban last mile bandwidth. The death of regional Bell laziness in rolling out last mile bandwidth and home networking.
3) Digitial cameras. The death of film.
Top flops for 2001:
1) P2P. A solution for nothing except copyright infringement.
2) Wireless 3G and WAP. It would do what?
3) Portals. Yawn.
4) Open Source. You get what you pay for.
Top picks for 2002:
>1) The browser (next generation). The two-way Web emerges.
2) Instant messaging (next generation). Real collaboration through IM.
3) Geo computing. Location matters.
Starts for huge long-term trends in 2001:
1) Nanobiotech. This is where the smart money in nanotech is going.
2) Quantum computing and communication. Real advances this year. It works!
3) Web Services. [John Robb's Radio Weblog
Astrosell – Create And Manage Your Own Online Shop. Flexible, powerful and easy to use shopping cart software, for the pro and amateur Web designer or retailer. [Meerkat: An Open Wire Service]
Merry Christmas everyone!
Fraud of the Rings. “There can be only one!” No wait, wrong movie. “These are not the hobbits you are looking for.” Whoops, wrong world. “They boldly go where no hobbit has gone before” Hmmm, I guess hobbits don't have spaceships, now do they? If you're looking for some parody amusement based on the Lord… Continue reading Fraud of the Rings
New York Times – Editorial Op-Ed: By William Safire free registration required Threat of National ID. The plastic card would not merely show a photograph, signature and address, as driver's licenses do. That's only the beginning. In time, and with exquisite refinements, the card would contain not only a fingerprint, description of DNA and the… Continue reading New York Times
Kimbro Staken: “Mac OS X is the death of Linux on the desktop.” # [Scripting News]
XML Cooktop: “While the commercial XML editors race to expand their ever-growing set of features, users suffer under the load of bloated applications that take too long to download, too long to start, and too long to comprehend. The developers of XML Cooktop struggle to keep features out of Cooktop so that it downloads in… Continue reading XML Cooktop
Ace's Hardware Replaces PHP with Java. An interesting article that suggests some of the weaknesses of a naive PHP implementation for heavy traffic sites. Here's what they should have done with PHP: Switched to using 2 web servers. One server for graphics, with Keep-Alives enabled, and another server for dynamic HTML using PHP and Keep-Alives… Continue reading Ace's Hardware Replaces PHP with Java
Optimizing MySQL by Ian Gilfillan. The best MySQL optimizing tutorial I have ever read… [PHP Everywhere]