This is a good read:
From The Washington Post, a good analysis of why elections no longer represent populist sentiments: “We are watching the slow-motion collapse of American citizenship.” A key point being: “One of the undemocratic unmentionables of American politics is that most elected politicians are not eager to see an expansion of the electorate.” [The Paul Wall]
Halloween VII. mjh writes “ESR has reviewed the latest Microsoft leaked Linux strategy document. A very interesting read. Summary: OSS is winning some battles, but Microsoft … [Slashdot]
Actually, this isn’t really a strategy document, it’s just reviewing the impact of three of strategies that microsoft has been known to use; Shared Source, IPR and TCO. The short of it, abstract IPR arguements don’t work, Shared Source is helping, TCO helps but hasn’t been made well enough.
Tablet PCs go niche in 2003 – Gartner. Small market share [The Register]
“But why will initial take-up (beyond the verticals) be so sluggish? Spreading the quotes around, Gartner has the answer, citing “a lack of application support, clumsy hardware designs and a price premium will be barriers for most users,” through the mouth of Ken Dulaney, Gartner veep. “