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My top 10 sci-tech’ articles for 2006

So it’s that time of year again, eh? Well, not to be left out, here’s my top 10 list of science & technology articles for 2006. Apple iPhone: can Apple make the right call? Apple and the ‘billion dollar’ download patent Life’s top 10 greatest inventions Paper data storage technique could put 256GB on an […]

New York Times in the news

War is often the mother of invention. Out of conflict comes inspiration and an appetite to succeed. An even battle often results in an long, drawn out conflict of attrition. But this is the software industry, and the fruits of such conflicts are lower costs, innovation and options to be explored. Right now, Adobe and […]

Craigslist meets the Capitalists

There are few things as intriguing as a culture clash. And as a clash of cultures go, could I be naughty and suggest someone add the word ‘philanthropy’ to the American English dictionary? Well imagine the clash of capitalism against the ‘delightfully communist’ Craigslist: “Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of Craigslist, caused lots of head-scratching […]

Apple iPhone: the game is on

“Many abilities. No buttons. Introducing the iPhone.” Is this Apple trying desperately to Think Different, or are they onto something? Or, is this just another fake? I have to wonder. On the face of it, the idea of a mobile phone sans buttons seems ridiculous to the extreme, but why have buttons anyway? For a […]

Microsoft open Office for business

When I first read about Microsoft going down the XML route for their new Office file format, I had to wonder why. After all, this is the same company that likes to ‘embrace & extend’. And after reading between the lines, there’s still the beating heart of a strategy to dominate, but one that is […]