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So what was Scoble crying about?
Scoble afew weeks back went a bit misty eyed after spending a day with Curtis Wong and Jonathan Fay from Microsoft research over something they showed him and hinted that he could tell all on the 27th Feb. Well TechCrunch think they have the answer with a new piece of software called the 'Desktop Telescope' for exploring the night sky with overlapping high res pictures taken from Hubble and Earth based telescopes. OK so it does sound cool! I love this kind of stuff but it does serve a limit purpose ......

Posted On Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:59 PM

Do you like or loath Gartner?
James Govern posses an interesting question I have often wondered “By nature or nurture, architects fall into two camps regarding their general attitude towards abstractions: Believers and Non-Believers.” Well James, I see your point but I don’t believe that I fall into either of those camps. I treat abstractions as a means to an end and try and keep them in context. The thing with percentages is that your organization may fit into the smaller side of the percentage divide and not in with the mainstream, ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:59 PM

Software is no substitution.
Recently I’ve been paying visits to vendors in the Enterprise Architecture market. It became pretty obvious to me that I was falling into a classic trap and that is that software's a tool for an EA, it doesn’t define it! Der yeah! It’s a newbie rule to work out the requirement first before going shopping. However in reality it does often happen simple because people use trips like this to work out what they have to do. This situation comes around by purely lack of knowledge that causes symptom such ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:41 PM

The complete stack: An IT obsession
Linux is a Godsend! Why? It's a mature operating system that has a reputation for being robust and resilient. Has legions of devoted followers a number of which support it with an almost religious fanaticism. Has been popularised in the media fervently. It has become more than just an operating system but a momentous unstoppable force in the IT Industry. Linux has become a movement that represents a seemingly just and noble cause about the success of the underdog using the weapons of mutual cooperation ......

Posted On Monday, February 11, 2008 10:53 PM

Thoughts on Yahoo, Microsoft and my Search Engine Frustration.
The possible purchase of Yahoo by Microsoft is purely about taking on Google. I have to say with all the privacy concerns around Google and their lack of real success outside their core business this could be a serious challenge to them. Google's advertising model works by shear mass of subscribers paying very small amounts and this is how they have made their money. If this allows Microsoft to challenge the Google brand then I think that is good for the consumer and industry. However all Search ......

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2008 9:33 AM

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