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It's about nothing

8.21.2008 by Kevin Creighton

Jerry Seinfeld to star in a new series of Microsoft Windows ads.

Media for the masses

8.15.2008 by Kevin Creighton

large editions + low prices × the internet = art for everyone

I so love this idea. Rather than the overdone krep you see at those "Starving Artists" sales, this gets good art out there for great prices, and artists can finally make some $$$ off of the internet.

You have left your new OS totally vulnerable: Cancel or Allow?

8.08.2008 by Kevin Creighton

Allow.

Two security researchers have developed a new technique that essentially bypasses all of the memory protection safeguards in the Windows Vista operating system, an advance that many in the security community say will have far-reaching implications not only for Microsoft, but also on how the entire technology industry thinks about attacks.

That's ok, it's not like people are actually using Vista.

New slogan: Vista - It's like Windows ME all over again!

Being right is the best revenge

8.07.2008 by Kevin Creighton

Awhile back, I had an ongoing tussle in an internet forum with a young man who was absolutely certain that Blu-Ray was going to become the next home video standard and it was just a certain and he knew more about it than anyone else and don't argue with him because after all, Duke sucks.

I disagreed and faced his passionate but uniformed wrath. In fact, I went so far as to say that I probably wouldn't buy a HiDef disc player in the next five years, even though I had the home theater set up to support it, because it didn't seem to deliver that big of a bang for my buck.

Turns out I'm right, and he is (yet again) wrong.

Blu-ray players are not flying off retailers’ shelves, at least not in the numbers the industry might hope for. A new consumer survey from ABI Research has revealed a widespread reluctance to commit to a Blu-ray player in the near future: over half of the 1000 respondents, citing “other priorities,” say they have no plans to purchase one; a further 23% are likely to buy, but not until sometime in 2009.

ABI Research principal analyst Steve Wilson says that much of the lukewarm response can be attributed to consumers’ perceptions about the value proposition that Blu-ray delivers. “Consumers were happy to embrace standard DVD when that format arrived because the improvement in quality over VHS videotapes was dramatic. Standard DVD didn’t require the purchase of a new TV either. In contrast, while half of the respondents to our survey rated Blu-ray’s quality as ‘much better’ than standard DVD, another 40% termed it only ‘somewhat better,’ and most are very satisfied with the performance of their current DVD players.”


I will say, though, that I do agree with him in that Duke does indeed suck.

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