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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · June
· · · · 28 (1 entry)

Java One Day One: Blu-Ray · So what happens is, Sun saves up all its good news for months & months, and crams most of it into an opening two-hour barrage at Java One. It’s pretty impressive, and so are the audio-visuals, with opening high-intensity cyberelectromoodjazz from a band whose name I can’t find but featuring Paul Horn. Anyhow, news: <a href='http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.3.html'>BigIBMDeal</a>, <a href='http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.1.html'>GlassFish</a>, <a href='http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-06/sunflash.20050627.5.html'>ReallyFastWorkstation</a>, <a href='http://weblogs.java.net/blog/kgh/archive/2005/06/goodbye_j2se_he_1.html'>NewJavaNames</a>, and there’s more. The one that I hadn’t known about and was a real surprise was the news that Blu-Ray players are going to come Java-enabled. This is surprising, but obvious when you think about it; along with your HD movie you can put a few classfiles on the disk to do menus and updates and special-effects and, well, just about anything. For those who don’t know, there’s this <a href='http://www.google.com/search?q=blu-ray+hd-dvd'>ferocious multi-year battle</a> that’s been going on for years between two rival camps who want to produce the next-gen DVD: <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc'>Blu-ray</a> and <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD-DVD'>HD-DVD</a>. It has nothing much to do with technology, it has to do with collecting per-disk patent royalties like the ones Phillips gets for every CD. The Java move might be significant in this big complicated chess game.
 
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