Overheard: Word of the Day:

August, 2008


August 28, 2008  6:07 PM

Overheard: Intel’s predictions for the future



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
predictions, Technology

steve_shankland.jpg I hope Intel warned the Luddites and pessimists away at the door, because the chip maker had a lot of...

August 28, 2008  4:58 PM

Overheard: Our favorite Geek and Poke cartoons



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Geek and Poke, Technology

oliver_widder.jpg Have you been to Oliver Widder's Geek and Poke blog? You...


August 27, 2008  2:55 PM

Overheard: PCs can consume as much as 10% of your home’s energy bill



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, Martin LaMonica, PCs

electricmeter.jpg PCs can consume as much as 10 percent of a home's energy bill and give off as much carbon dioxide as a...


August 25, 2008  2:29 PM

Overheard: Var-to-Var networking at Partnerpedia



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
var-to-var

dan_blacharski.jpg At first it may seem a little counter-intuitive that VARs and resellers, a fiercely competitive lot,...


August 25, 2008  2:02 PM

Overheard: Wait till Xmas to buy your Blu-ray HD player



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Blu-ray, HD players, high definition, Steve Makris

smakris.jpg Although the Blu-ray movie count is up to 500 titles, the players cost 10 times more than DVD players. Industry...


August 25, 2008  1:20 PM

Overheard: Freemium biz model explained



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Don Dodge, VC, Web 2.0

don_dodge1.jpg The Open Source Software vendors have a similar model where they offer the software for free download and sell...


August 17, 2008  9:40 PM

Overheard: E stands for Enlightenment



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
E, Enlightenment

e.jpg KDE and GNOME tend to mimic Windows. An unwritten rule in the Linux world is that user-friendliness is getting closer and closer...


August 17, 2008  9:25 PM

Overheard: Sharepoint comes in two flavors



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Ken Stewart, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services, Windows Sharepoint Services

sharepoint.jpg Microsoft SharePoint 2007 comes in 2 flavors: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint...


August 14, 2008  11:35 AM

Overheard: Kent Beck, extreme programming and the quest for quality



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
agile programming, extreme programming, Kent Beck, Programming

kent_beck.jpg I think it's a combination of technical and social factors that leads to all the defects in deployed software....


August 12, 2008  7:22 PM

Overheard: If it was every twelve minutes in 2006, what’s the lucky number now?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
honeypot, Mark Ward, Security, Technology

mark_ward1.jpg If every hour a burglar turned up at your house and rattled the locks on the doors and windows to see if he...


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