digitalMASS: Microsoft Tablet PC technology a stroke of genius. It’s been several years since Microsoft decided that future portable computers would be slate-like tablets, controlled by a stylus rather than a keyboard. It’s taken this long for the company to get the software together and to work with computer makers on the necessary hardware. [Tomalak’s Realm]
SJ Mercury: Tools coming for connecting information. Dan Gillmor. But we need more sophisticated methods for gathering, massaging and making connections among all the pieces of information that enter our lives each day — everything from e-mail to Web pages to phone numbers and more. So when I see useful tools, I pay attention. [Tomalak’s Realm]
Big Brother Lifetime Award Goes To Microsoft. D4C5CE writes “Microsoft’s ceaseless “success” in bringing instability, insecurity and breaches of privacy as well as a deplorable lack of open standards to … [Slashdot]
What’s intresting here is that microsoft didn’t win any actual awards, (probably becuase there isn’t any actual active bad behavior). They created the lifetime achievement for Microsoft for not using enough standards, older products being crash and virus prone and what they thought Microsoft might do in the future. What sorta crap is that? If you have a current complaint speak it. If there are future concerns call attention to it. However at some point let the past be a place to draw lessons from, not vile.
France Is Set to Offer U.N. Its Own Resolution on Iraq. In a bold diplomatic challenge to the U.S., France announced on Saturday that it may formally introduce its own resolution on disarming Iraq. By Elaine Sciolino. [New York Times: Politics]