In the beginning: The making of the Mac

August 26, 2010

In the beginning: The making of the Mac.

Image via wikipedia

Image via wikipedia

Very interesting article on the ups and downs in development of Macintosh operating system.


15 Things to Know About Steve Jobs

August 25, 2010


Indian Innovators in the Fore-front of Green Technology

March 7, 2010

Following link points to a good article by Thomas Friedman on serial innovators K.R. Sridhar and Vinod Khosla on their Green Startups.

Dreaming the impossible Dream

The article talks about how America even in the times of recession provides scope for innovators to dream their dream.

Reading the article I felt really proud for the two Indians, on what they have accomplished. The whole world is talking about green energy and green tech, these gentlemen have done something incredible with doing much talking.

Vinod Koshla’s startup Calera converts CO2 (Carbon-di-oxide) generated by power plants to CaCO3 (Calcium Carbonate) bricks, avoiding the CO2 emission to the atmosphere.

K.R. Sridhar has been on news after he featured on 60 minutes. His start-up Bloom Energy, has a green solution called Bloom Box. Bloom boxes generates electricity at 8 to 10 cents a kilowatt of electricity using Natural gas or Bio-gas.

I wish them a grand success in their endeavors. We’ll need many more such innovation to save our planet and to provide everyone clean and affordable energy solutions.


Stand up comedian : Awesome Ending

February 4, 2010


Best Deal Ever Apple Made

November 4, 2009

The 10 Million Mac Year

Although Jobs became “iCEO” in the summer of 1997, Apple acquired NeXT in late 1996 for what would become OS X, and got Jobs for free. It was the best deal the company has ever made. Just look at the numbers.


Love between IE and Mozilla teams

September 23, 2009

Despite the cold reception from Microsoft’s top management, the Internet Explorer development team maintains a relationship with Mozilla. They meet regularly to discuss web standards such as extended validation certificates.[151] In 2005 Mozilla agreed to allow Microsoft to use its Web feed logo in the interest of common graphical representation of the Web feeds feature.[152]

In August 2006, Microsoft offered to help Mozilla integrate Firefox with the then-forthcoming Windows Vista,[153] an offer Mozilla accepted.[154]

In October 2006, as congratulations for a successful ship of Firefox 2, the Internet Explorer 7 development team sent a cake to Mozilla.[155][156] As a nod to the browser wars, some readers joked about the cake being poisoned, while others jokingly suggested that Mozilla send a cake back along with the recipe, in reference to the open-source software movement.[157] The IE development team sent another cake on June 17, 2008, upon the successful release of Firefox 3.[158]

I knew about the love relationship Google shares with Mozilla. Mozilla is earning big bucks on this relationship.

Never knew that IE and Mozilla dev teams share co-cordial relationship. The cake incident is funny.


SLR Cameras : Way ahead

April 30, 2009


An interesting article for photography enthusiasts. A note on the direction where the S.L.R technology is heading, with electronic view finders and a high-def video recording capability with auto focus. And notes particular to Panasonic Lumix GH1/G1 Cameras.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/technology/personaltech/30pogue.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Interesting path ahead, S.L.Rs getting more sleeker and more powerful with out any compromise in quality, when compared with traditional S.L.Rs.