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Web 2.0 + 1

I never really hit it off with the Web 2.0 moniker. To me, it was and still is a marketing gimmick that doesn’t reflect the fullness of the second breath the web has taken recently. Version two implies the web has stepped forward. To me, that’s to neglect the fact that the web has not […]

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Adobe Apollo nearing launch

I did toy with the idea of running an article on what technologies would be big in 2007. But the whole idea has been done already, so I let that pass. Instead, I’m going to focus on a technology that really isn’t a technology at all. Or, at least it’s not one technology. It’s actually […]

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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 […]

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Adobe and Microsoft having creative differences? Part 4: future war

Right now, Adobe needs Microsoft. They need their Windows franchise because most of their customers use Windows. Dilemma. But what if Apple can help Adobe through this coming creative block and possibly become Adobe’s next muse? In the first installment, I looked at the history of Adobe Flash and the factors that prompted the buy-out […]

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Adobe and Microsoft having creative differences? Part 3: the lines are drawn

What with Microsoft looking to satiate their shareholders with yet more growth, they now look to unseat Adobe and take their creative crown. If this is to be the next battle ground in the computer software industry, then with the board set and the pieces in place, let battle commence. In the first installment, I […]