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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · October
· · · · 28 (2 entries)

Russell Explodes · A cou­ple of days ago I ran a piece about my mo­bil­i­ty needs. It got quite a bit of re­ac­tion: Jere­my Za­wod­ny and Gary Pot­ter both seemed to agree, and Ge­off Arnold wants a lit­tle more than I do. But then Rus­sell Beat­tie rose up in righ­teous wrath and con­signed Jere­my and me to the fiery fur­nace re­served for un­be­liev­ers in the com­ing Gold­en Age of mo­bile phones. He’s say­ing, more or less: “Resistance is ir­rel­e­van­t. You will be assimilated,” but it’s a good piece, read it. The thing is, I have been read­ing Rus­sel­l, and he goes on about video and I think OK, and Web brows­ing, and I think OK, and about mo­bile games, and I think OK, and about high-bandwidth flat-rate per­va­sive In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­i­ty and I think “Cowabunga! Get me some of that!” Maybe once I have some of those oth­er ca­pa­bil­i­ties, I’ll get ex­cit­ed. But up till now, I haven’t ac­tu­al­ly seen any­body do­ing any­thing with a cell­phone that I par­tic­u­lar­ly want to do, ex­cept talk.
 
The Colorado Software Summit · This is a thirteen-year-old con­fer­ence. At one point it was OS/2-centric and there are still a lot of IBM peo­ple here, but Ja­va is the re­al cen­ter of grav­i­ty. Here­with some notes and pic­tures ...
 
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