Materialism & Ephemeralization

Hallo hoppy readers, Of late, I’ve been blathering on here at the Bitstream about virtualization as it relates to IT. As with many other things, it seems that R. Bucky Fuller got there first, coining a new term in 1922 to describe it.

MacWorld 09 — A Particular View

Hello happy reader, This time around, I’m writing about some of the stuff I found interesting at the show; storage, IT infrastructure, tools to aid creatives, and just plain fun stuff. Here we go… First up, The Omni Group had current versions of their apps at show special prices. I use their OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle […]

IDF 08 Pt. 2

Hello happy reader, Well, after that nondescript lunch thang, a turkey sammy, cardboard–tainted sweet and pasta salad, I headed over to meet w/the PCI folks. I sat down with Al Yanes, president and chair of the 918 member PCI-SIG, who met w/me to discuss v3 of PCIe, the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express bus. Here’s what I came away with… The spec […]

The (Ever?) Expanding Sun

Hello happy reader…back in March, I wrote about Sun’s acquisition of MySQL and the xAMP collection of Open Source Software that powers much of the web. Well, Sun has gone and done it again. Sort of, anyway. The actual event was announced back in February of this year, before Sun purchased MySQL. OK, I don’t […]