Bill Gates the Legacy

June 27, 2008

Bill Gates the Hacker

Bill Gates has pulled off one of the greatest hacks in technology and business history, by turning Microsoft’s success into a force for social responsibility. Imagine imposing a tax on every corporation in the developed world, collecting $100 per white-collar worker per year, and then directing one third of the proceeds to curing AIDS and malaria. That, effectively, is what Bill Gates has done.

This is the legacy Bill Gates wants people to remember and we wish him the best in his next adventure.


Intel Graphics Joke

June 26, 2008

Intel Don’t Know Graphics

Intel has at last conceded that their integrated graphics solutions suck, but any young gamer could have told you that. Windows Vista requires a good GPU to shine and Intel despite it’s innovation on the CPU can’t find a way to create a capable graphics processor unit.

Chip Wars

June 21, 2008

Let the Chips Fall

Every company makes missteps, but missteps in the micro processor game can cost billions of dollars. Joe don’t want to know about Itanium, but proves a partisan by regurgitating old Barcelona FUD while the Quad-Core AMD Opteron is pushing the envelop.

I was at the Intel ICC just last week and the official Intel PR line about AMD echos exactly with what Joe wrote in today’s NYTimes.

Yahoo Not Out Yet

June 20, 2008

Yahoo’s Not 404 Yet

The rumors of Yahoo’s demise have been greatly exaggerated on Techcrunch, BoomTown and Silicon Alley Insider blogs. Yahoo is a public company and if we had a diligent SEC we might learn why these three blogs have been singing from the same him sheet for months.

Yahoo was mismanaged over the past five years, so a YHOO shareholder may see it’s a good thing that all these VP’s are going

Attention Beast

June 14, 2008

Fractured Attention

In the United States, more than $650 billion a year in productivity is lost because of unnecessary interruptions, predominately mundane matters…

It took some consultant firm six months to come to that conclusion and I’ll bet their billing invoice was eighteen pages long.

I don’t carry a cell phone and never have, when they ring they demand attention, my precious attention. Email is there when I’m ready to read it and email abuse aka spammers should be punished to the full extent of the law.

I eat well and exercise because the best way to work better and be more creative is to feel good.

AMD’s Vivid Vision

This is the culmination of AMD’s ATI acquisition, a vision of vivid Full-HD 1080p resolution on a low power notebook. AMD’s 780G chipset and an integrated ATI Radeon GPU will communicate with a discrete ATI Radeon HD GPU through CrossFireX technology to combine the processing power of both cores giving you performance scalability beyond anything ever seen in a mobile platform.

AMD at Computex

June 3, 2008

Computex in Taipei

Taiwan is the home of many of the largest computer OEM’s on the planet and Computex is their big show.

AMD is there and they are offering us a chance to join them and be a part of the exciting announcements that will be happening in the next few days. At 12:30 a.m. EST, June 4, 2008 AMD will broadcast live over the Web a Press conference with Dirk Meyer, their president and CEO. If your not up that early an archived recording will be made available.

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Microsoft India is Lost

The passionate blogger Mini-Microsoft has been receiving comments on his blog from Microsoft employees in India and the picture they paint is bleak.

Reading the comments on Mini’s blog about Microsoft DPE I was nodding in agreement because I’ve met Sanjay Parthasarathy and he’s ultimately responsible for this mess.

I first met Sanjay at the 2004 Microsoft Partner conference in Toronto and he was very pleasant with a big smile as we talked all about Channel9. The following year in Minneapolis I tried to arrange a meeting, but he was too busy giving interviews with the Tech Trade Press. The same happened the next year in Boston, he had meeting after meeting with young woman from the Trade Press, but not with a blogger in the Microsoft developer community. When he saw me at a party he ran away, the next day I passed him in the hall and he gave me a big smile.