Archive for June 2009

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

artist pain success wealth fame loved alone influential confused followed lost heroic unknown gone

as a kid & young man I joked, “he who dies with the most toys wins.”

not funny anymore


TinyChat looks cool!

June 13, 2009

Posting this mainly as a reminder to look at it later

Too early to tell

June 1, 2009

From CNet, KNOWN to drool all over Microsoft announcements )

Too early to tell
While there’s no doubt that Microsoft caught everyone’s attention with the Project Natal announcement, it’s by no means certain that it will be a business success. For one, the company gave no indication of when the technology would be in users’ hands. Nor did Microsoft say whether it would be sold as an Xbox accessory or be bundled with the console.

… afterward, Microsoft could not provide any additional details about the technology.

What this all means, then, is that while it’s very clear Microsoft has some seriously cool technology on its hands, there’s no way to judge–based on what we know right now, at least–whether Microsoft can successfully integrate Natal into its larger Xbox ecosystem.

Let me remind you of the desperate demo of Microsoft Surface trotted out just before the iPhone introduction two years ago. We were told we’d see them by fall … yeah right. The ONLY Microsoft Surface I’ve seen was in a lame movie (along with Aliens, a 40 ft robot with a Laser Eye and Intergalactic Orbs).
~ dws