Hawk's Nest

Friday, October 29, 2004

Not So Fast, Linux

Those of us who aren't Linux-centric know the truth of this article. Great expectations for cost-savings from Linux are never realized, users become less productive because Linux is just less user-friendly and implementation challenges, don't get me started. I do this stuff for a living and find Linux difficult. End user adoption in significant quantities is not going to happen, ever, until someone makes Linux as easy as ...well, Windows.

Monday, October 25, 2004

A sea of bits

Something to ponder. How will we find our data, Google? Not in its form today. I agree we'll need the artificial intelligence of PC's to sort our data, PC's which will apprehend the text, "see" the pictures and "hear" the music.

Business 2.0- Microsoft's Worst Nightmare

Firefox is something that bears watching. My experience shows a lot of sites code for IE and expect ActiveX to be available. How will websites or Firefox respond? Time will tell but Microsoft is not one to let a challenge stand.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Wish your lawnmower did this?

Wouldn't cut a lot of lawn but sure would be fun. (Thanks Slashdot)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Inside the White House @ nationalgeographic.com

The debates are over. And in 3 weeks we'll know who is going to be in the White House the next 4 years. What if it were you? Visit the site to make the White House just right for your stay and learn some history in the meantime.

Monday, October 04, 2004

419 Nigerian spam: an intro

419 Nigerian spam: the video

419 Nigerian spam: the short film

Antimatter weapons & research, not science fiction

The Hawk is back and with a great little article about anitmatter research which the US Air Force is doing. I think Star Trek was on to something...