Google Enters Microsoft’s Market space

Just as I finished my posting on the need for a “thin-er” client, Google releases a web-based solution that offers functionality nearly equivalent to Microsoft Office.  Even Newsweek writes how this Software-as-a-Service seems to be very viable. In reality, Google acquired

Software As A Service – Current Trends

A recent article in InformationWeek discusses the latest evolution of Software As A Service (SAAS).  RightNow Technologies used to deliver CRM that required nothing more than a browser… last week they introduced a new version that includes a 15-Mbyte “smart client”.  

The Unsolvable Math Problem

There is an interesting web site called “Urban Legends” that attempts to provide the facts around true or false myths.  The following is one of those legends that proved to be true.  It occured in 1939 at the University of

Strange but True

1) Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer. 2) Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill

More on the Climate

The Houston Chronicle quotes Kevin Vranes, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado: “A few climate scientists are beginning to question whether some dire [global warming] predictions push the science too far. Some of us are wondering if we

Hacks into HD-DVD Access Protection

A mysterious man known as Muslix64 has already hacked past the latest copy/access protection scheme for the next generation HD-DVDs… and naturally he posted the code on the Internet.  This article in Slyck News gives you technical folks greater insights

Science and Politics

Michael Crichton is a world-famous author, having written great stories such as “Andromeda Strain”, “Jurassic Park”, and “ER” to name just a few.   Crichton is also an accomplished scientist that uses his skills of reason to comment on the misuse of

Your Dad was Wrong

Most of us grew up thinking our fathers knew everything about cars… A recent article in Popular Mechanics outlines the top 10 myths about cars that our dads perpetuated: 1. DAD SAID: “Let the engine idle to warm up on cold days.”