Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy
Having spent the last decade deploying a very homogeneous collection of hardware around the world, the idea makes some amount of sense as an evolutionary step.
I don't see this happening in PC-land (Windows-based or or otherwise) because of huge variations in hardware configuration.
I can definitely imagine Apple moving to cloud-booting ipads/iphones/imacs/appleTV's/whatevers.
Of course, at that point who really owns (pwns) your hardware? Hmm.
People Emit Visible Light
"Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter" -- Yoda
Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010
How is this going to be different from other Linux distros and associated GUI revamp projects that have sprung up promising "we're going to be better than Windows! Really!" over the years?
Oracle Buys Sun
Should Sun have done this sooner? Related story from years ago.
IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion
I submitted an article that was posted a few years back called "Should Sun just fold now?"
Was the author right? Would Sun have been worth more than $7B back then?
Superguns Helped Defeat the Spanish Armada
Excellent book on the Royal Navy's history and many groundbreaking improvements they made:
"To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World" (ISBN# 0060534257)
MIT Team Creates Shock That Recharges Your Car
Now if they can make something that captures energy from wiggly little kids, we're set forever.
Favorite Sci-Fi Starship
General Products #4 hull.