It's a good thing we didn't name either of our boys Bill or he would have been under some pressure.
(By the way, Happy Birthday!!!)
PBS is launching the first ever "downloadable web-exclusive series from a major broadcaster" - NerdTV. The show will feature interviews with people in the computer industry and looks interesting. Thirteen 1-hour episodes have been ordered.
I'll be tuning in. First episode will be available September 6th.
Fortune is running a fatastic article on the IPO of Netscape. The article covers the formation of Netscape, the release of the browser, the IPO and ties them into the beginning of the dot-com bubble. It is an interesting read and in several places makes you wonder "what if". Check it out:Fortune: Remembering Netscape
That's right, scientists have found a planet that has three suns. The planet is a bit bigger than Jupiter and orbits one of the suns. All three suns are in proximity similar to the distance between our Sun and Saturn. The discovery challenges current theories about how planets are formed.
Tatooine for those who don't know is the planet Luke Skywalker grows up on in Star Wars and has twin suns.
I was actually looking forward to the shuttle launch. My kids are now old enough to actually have fun watching the launch and semi-understanding what is going on. Hopefully, this is just a minor delay and they'll be able to get the mission of the ground in the next couple of days. I heard on Fox News that they would try for tomorrow.
Shuttle Launch Scrubbed
Nothing really new here. I doubt many people will still argue in favor of keeping the floppy disks and drives around - not in today's world where we have rewriteable optical drives and USB thumb drives. But this writeup organizes the arguments again the floppy in a clear and concise format. We need to get as many people to read this as possible.
The End of a Floppy Era
This is an amazing product, if someone could only bring it to the marketplace. I know I'd be lined up to get one. Issues of course will revolve around interface and power consumption. If both are not worked out to the point that the device is 'simple', it will not take off.
Here are some commentaries on this news release:
= Go See It!
= Don't Waste Your Money!
= I Could Go Either Way