Good news in tech sector shocker

Reading Time: 1 minute PalmOne managed to have the Xerox patent covering the Graffiti pen language declared invalid. Hopefully that means they can get rid of the shocking Graffiti II method and go back to the future. Mixed Crop of Apples The Good: Apple made a number of improvements to the web design around its .mac services and provided … Read moreGood news in tech sector shocker

Blogging & Mesh

Reading Time: 2 minutes No not some sort of record of a fetish of fishnet tights, but the two main subjects for this entry. First off, a bit of history. The first film based on a weblog is in the pipeline. Many of you may have read in the news last year about Salam Pax, apparently someone blogging in … Read moreBlogging & Mesh

Mutually Assured Disruption

Reading Time: 1 minute Symbiot a Texas based Internet security company has announced a new technology that allows companies to ‘strike back’ at cyber attackers. Symbiot is looking to become a sort of ‘Smith & Wesson’ or Winchester of the ‘world wild web’, this may not be a good idea. Imagine giving bank staff access to machine guns. Then … Read moreMutually Assured Disruption

The Wired Magazine curse strikes again

Reading Time: 1 minute Following in the illustrious footsteps of Enron, Vivendi Universal / Vizzavi and Iridium. The DARPA Grand Challenge fell victim to the curse of the eight-page spread in Wired Magazine. What is the Grand Challenge? The Grand Challenge was a way of DARPA (America’s military think-tank who supported the development of the graphical user interface for … Read moreThe Wired Magazine curse strikes again

Are we too complex?

Reading Time: 1 minute Are we too complex is a post that I originally wrote on the now defunct Alwayson Network regarding the thoughts of Dan Geer on complexity in technology. Dan’s ideas are interesting because they make sense to the man in the street. For instance the more complex you make something, the more likely it is to … Read moreAre we too complex?