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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: BigIBMDeal, GlassFish, Real­lyFastWork­sta­tion, NewJavaNames, 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 fe­ro­cious multi-year bat­tle that’s been go­ing on for years be­tween two ri­val camps who want to pro­duce the next-gen DVD: Blu-ray and HD-DVD. 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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