Jay Lyman / hardware.newsforge.com:
How will Linux be leveraged in next-gen supercomputers? — Linux is at the top of the world's Top 500 List of World's Fastest Supercomputers, but does it have what it takes to stay there? — IBM and the United States stole the top slot last November when the BlueGene/L system running Linux …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
More colleges offer gaming theory courses — TROY, New York (AP) — Down the hall, college students study steel design and software engineering. In Shawn Lawson's classroom, they learn how to digitally animate a ball bouncing through a flaming hoop. — "We need to give him a real squish …
Dennis Hissink / letsgodigital.org:
Ricoh GR Digital Camera Preview — Introduction — Some time ago we were informed about a new digital camera. In all these years since we have been around we have seen quite a number of cameras, and to be honest, most of them are not that exciting at all.
Bronfman Fires Back at Apple — The duet between Apple and the music industry struck a sour note as the industry takes aim at Steve Jobs. — The gloves are off in the battle between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the music industry over the price of downloaded songs.
Rich Ziade / BASEMENT.ORG:
Google Video Goes Flash — I just stumbled on this and don't know how long this has been the case. It looks like Google Video is using Flash to deliver video (exclusively, from what I can gather). — This makes a lot of sense because Flash can deliver high quality video without any sort of media player download.
Preston Gralla / O'Reilly Network:
Does Vista Really Matter? — Microsoft will ultimately spend many hundreds of millions of dollars developing and marketing Vista in a bet-the-farm strategy on the new operating system. — Unasked is the question: Does Vista really matter? — The real danger to Microsoft …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Does Windows Vista matter in a Web services-based world?
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Massachusetts Finalizes Plans to Phase Out Microsoft Office — In a first for a U.S. state, executive branch agencies will adopt the OpenDocument standard by 2007. — The state of Massachusetts has finalized a proposed move to an open, nonproprietary format for office documents …
Ask Jeeves decides to axe Jeeves — Search site Ask Jeeves is getting rid of the iconic valet that has been its companion since its earliest days. — Citing "user confusion" over what the butler character represents the search site has said that Jeeves will soon be phased out.
Official Google Blog:
It's a coders' world - we just live in it — Last year we thought we hit it big when 7,500 software coders from all over competed for top prizes in our annual Google Code Jam. We didn't know what "big" was until this year's competition, which concluded today.
Have your say on the News Messageboard Office blunders caused by computer jargon — Office workers are baffled by computer jargon and make serious business blunders because they see 'IT speak' as a foreign language, a survey has revealed. — Among office workers 26% aren't sure …
CHAPTER 1 - MORNING APRIL FOOLS DAY 2003 - EPISODE 3 — Interview of Donna Langhorne by Detective Cohen (continued) — Q: When was the last time you saw the deceased alive? — A: When I left the office last night. His office door was closed but I could hear him talking on the phone.
About This Page:
This is a snapshot of tech.memeorandum at 5:40 AM ET, September 25, 2005.
View another snapshot:
The Web is humming with reports and opinions on technology. tech.memeorandum is page A1 for these discussions. Auto-updated every 5 minutes, it uncovers the most relevant items from thousands of news sites and weblogs.
See blog.memeorandum.com for all site news.