Belief Systems

Reading Time: 1 minute And yea it came to pass, Steve came before a multitude of the faithful and unveiled a small beige box and they saw that it was good. The box did say hello on its screen and was given the sacred name Macintosh. A name that shall be revered by the faithful for the next 21 … Read moreBelief Systems

Crystal Ball Gazing

Reading Time: 7 minutes Over at, Bob Cringely has put up his predictions for the technology industry this year. I have posted the highlights in italics and my comments below: – Microsoft’s entry into the anti-virus and anti-spyware businesses will be a disaster for users. This is based on everything I know about Microsoft, having watched the company … Read moreCrystal Ball Gazing

MacWorld San Francisco

Reading Time: 1 minute AppleInsider has a blow-by-blow account of Steve Jobs’ keynote at MacWorld SF. The announcements did not contain too many surprises partly because of ThinkSecret and Apple’s legal action against their site. iPod Shuffle – this is Apple’s attempt to enter the lower end of the MP3 player market, It is also more suitable for physical … Read moreMacWorld San Francisco

Next year’s colour for living rooms? Lemon

Reading Time: 1 minute Thanks to VNU for their Consumer Electronics Show coverage blog we have a blow by blow account of Bill Gates’ presentation on the living room of the future. Like a dysfunctional family there were the inevitable breakdowns in communication (between the PC and a Nikon camera), relationships got a little icy (when an XBox froze … Read moreNext year’s colour for living rooms? Lemon

Power Pizzas

Reading Time: 1 minute One of my colleagues Dave used to say that the security experts at his former employer advocated carrying a laptop outside in a sturdy carrier bag rather than the dull holdalls that come free with Dell laptops as these gave a subliminal message to career criminals, drug fiends and listless teenagers that said ‘Take me … Read morePower Pizzas