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December 5, 2007  3:08 PM

Overheard: Nano bad. Cleantech good.

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Marketing, nanotech, Technology

howard-lovy.jpg The "nano" prefix has fallen out of favor. Names are changing again. And even Lux Research, which started out...

December 4, 2007  7:50 PM

Overheard: The Top 10 Sexiest Men in IT, 2007

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

The decision to select the 10 sexiest men in IT (2007) was done under highly scientific conditions. Dave Barry says that means "while your wife is not home." In our case, it means "over lunch." The comments are my daughter's. So here you are, the Top 10...

December 4, 2007  6:34 AM

Overheard: Who’s been eating my bandwidth?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Bandwidth, Internet, P2P, Technology

p2p.gif The cynical side of me wonders whether the excessive buzz about P2P is intended to build public...

December 4, 2007  5:54 AM

Overheard: Who jumped on the Internet bandwagon first?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet, Technology

A list of the first 100 dot com domains is making the rounds. On March 15, 1985,  I turned thirty years old and Symbolics registered the first dot com domain. It's interesting to see which IT companies were quick to jump on the bandwagon. I don't see Microsoft in the list, but Apple is...

December 4, 2007  5:18 AM

Overheard: HTML 5 won’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
HTML, Technology, XHTML

douglas-crockford.jpg "There are good ideas in HTML, but many of these were discarded in the...

December 3, 2007  9:17 PM

Overheard: Wikipedia and Creative Commons

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Creative Commons, Technology, wikipedia

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TfY9aXZC7Q0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

December 3, 2007  9:07 PM

Overheard: Data analysis

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data, Disney, online revenue, Technology

steve_wadsworth.jpg "I usually pick the data that works for me and point to the rest and say,...

December 1, 2007  9:58 PM

What is IT? An HP buffalo chip

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

hp-buffalo-chip.jpg Chip designers used to sign their work with hidden graphics. I thought this one was especially clever. Each of the dots (chips) behind the buffalo...

December 1, 2007  8:04 PM

What is IT? A blade server with a SAN underneath

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

blade_san.jpg There are 14 blades are two blade servers (with room for 12 more) and a SAN in this one clean-looking unit. Read more about the technology...

December 1, 2007  7:45 PM

What is IT? Tape library at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

tape_library.gif Learn more about the technology used at the Potsdam Institute for...

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