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Steve Jobs Post-PC Era:The Computing Divides

Steve Jobs in his announcement of the Apple iPad 2  emphasized that client computing has reached a Post-PC era. In fact, Jobs cited the complete product line of Apple iDevices as leading the way into the new Post-PC era of computing . Nowhere has this  Computing Divide of the Post-PC Era  been made more apparent than in a…

Did IBMs Watson Cheat?

Most assuredly Watson … or rather its IBM masters cheated. IBM got the dispensation that  Watson did not have to read or listen  to the clues as Ken Jennings  and Brad Rutter did. Understanding a spoken question is no mean feat -as viewers see in the annual National Spelling Bee.  In fact IBM used to have…

HTML5 Up and Running

This review is doing double duty. It evaluates the book HTML5: Up and Running by Mark Pilgrim from the O’Reilly Press while also doing review of the status of the HTML5 standard itself. Keep an Open Eye acknowledges that Mark’s HTML5 : Up and Running and also Diving into HTML5 have been invaluable resources for…

Client Software Development – 3 Added Degrees of Complexity

There is no doubt that the classic Computing World is fragmenting. No more the Wintel monopoly as it is losing its 90% market share dominance of the personal computing client scene to upstart Apple iDevices, Android smartphones plus a wave of RIM,Dell, Samsung, Archos and other tablets. The PC, even in laptop form, is no…

Google Outages: Cloud Computing Implications

For the past half year at least, Google Search and often all of  Google services have been “out” – just not available while other search engine and Web services such as Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Yahoo Mail and others are up and running. This has implications for Cloud Computing adoption. It also has to be of…

Google’s Impact

Google has just released an Economic Impact Statement – Google has attempted to measure what impact Google’s search engine and other services has had on the US and by implication, World economics. But as well there is the impact of Google on the basic technology of the Internet and therefore global communication. Google seems to…

Computing Chip Trends: Memresistors

Moore’s Law is not a law but rather an astute observation that has stood the test of time – it has predicted the rate of change in computing power for the past 50 years with uncanny accuracy: Computing power will double in capacity for the same cost every 18-20 months. This “law” is now running…

GPUs and Multicore CPUs

For the next year or two the biggest software battleground among major interface vendors like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera, and others will be over a)who takes advantage of all the underutilized GPU and extra core CPU power available on PCs especially but also cameras, mobiles, tablets, etc. For example, in todays announcement…

Java + LAMP Hosting:Stallmanned

I just finished an all day seminar on BIRT the partially Open Source report writing package available from Actuate[the Core is open, the extended services are closed and the two packages are, according to Actuate people, moving in different directions - More on this in a later posting]. BIRT software is impressive especially with its…

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer on Censorship

The Guardian and Financial Times in England have been covering the China vs Google story much more closely than US media. So when the Guardian published a story about Bill Gates reactions to the conflict , curious, I took a look: After pouring billions of dollars into the global fight against malaria and rebranding Microsoft…