Storage technology clears key hurdle. A technology that promises to bridge the worlds of data storage and networking has passed a key point on its path to becoming a usable standard. [CNET News.com]
Day: September 5, 2002
The Bully’s Pulpit. The Bush team’s pronouncements rely on doublethink, the ability to believe two contradictory things at the same time. By Paul Krugman. [New York Times: Opinion]
How We Won the War. Recently, in an elaborate war game, the American fleet confidently steamed off to war in the Persian Gulf and promptly got creamed. By Nicholas D. Kristof. [New York Times: Opinion]
Math Beauty Truth Really
Math = beauty + truth / (really hard). Explaining what the winners of the world’s top awards in mathematics actually do isn’t as easy as adding 2+2. But we’ll give it a try. [Salon.com]
nbspA Couple Of DirectX 3D Demos Crammed Into 2 64kilobyte EXEs Thats Some
A couple of DirectX 3D demos, crammed into 2 64-kilobyte .EXEs. That’s some impressive cramming. (via StronglyTyped) [TheFlangyNews News]
Mixing God And Politics Con
Mixing God and politics. Congress is voting on a bill to let religious leaders endorse candidates from the pulpit. The right can’t lose: If it fails, they’ll have a campaign issue to use against opponents in November. [Salon.com]
Senate Democrats Reject Another of Bush’s Judicial Nominees. A Senate committee rejected Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen for a federal appeals court seat today. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: Politics]
An Alternative to Microsoft Gains Support in High Places. Governments around the world, afraid that Microsoft has become too powerful in critical software markets, have begun working to ensure an “open source” alternative. By Steve Lohr. [New York Times: Technology]
Bob and Dan are dead-on: The browser has served us well…. … the most wildly successful wireless mobile productivity device won’t be the 3G phone, or even the BlackBerry, but the ubiquitous and inexpensive WiFi notebook. In a shape and size to suit every need.
Servers and browsers are like two peas in a pod, and the Web has largely run its course. In terms of the value that we can get from our own personal computers and the Internet, however, we’re still at the dawn of a new era. An era in which software matters, and architecture matters. [Ray Ozzie’s Weblog]
Now I understand why it sounds like Gates likes Groove alot.