Archive for 2010

History of 2011: Start of a New Decade?

HISTORY OF 2011: A NEW DECADE? As the chronometer clicked over from 2009 to 2010 last year, many¬† heralded the end of the first decade of the millennium and the beginning of the next, regaling the best and worst at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. Except that it wasn’t. Last…

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History of 10-10-10

HISTORY OF 10-10-10 Consider the date October 10, 2010 or for those in Europe and elsewhere 10 October, 2010 depending on where you live. In either case, the numbering of the date is the same: 10-10-10. This kind of numbering hasn’t happened in over a year since 09-09-09, and won’t happen again for at least…

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Reports from the Left Coast: VMworld in San Francisco

I’m in San Francisco for the seventh VMworld event. It would be unfair to call it a “geek fest” as there are so many business people here. Rather, it would be more accurate to call it a “nerd-o-rama” as there are so many cool technologies being discussed relating to Cloud Computing that you’ll want to…

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VMworld 2010: Partner Super Session

VMWORLD 2010 PARTNER SUPER SESSION Each year, the Partners of VMware are treated to a sneak peak at some of the announcements coming this week. Below I will not share anything that hasn’t already been since announced or is not already publicly available. First speaker was: Carl Eschenbach, EVP VMware He spoke on the theme…

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VMworld 2010: Day 1 – Virtual Roads. Actual Clouds

VMworld 2010: Day 1 – Virtual Roads. Actual Clouds Although the opening reception was not until 4 pm, the excitement was already building here at Moscone Center in San Francisco at 8 am. There were hundreds in line at that time, though it was pretty efficient: step up to a computer, type in your first…

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Concert Review: James Taylor and Carole King Troubadour Reunion in Denver

CONCERT REVIEW: JAMES TAYLOR AND CAROLE KING TROUBADOUR REUNION IN DENVER Peanut Butter and Chocolate… Two great tastes in music came together for the Troubadour Reunion tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their first time performing together at The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles originally in 1970. The reunion concert was held at the Troubadour…

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History of the iPad: When is a Tablet not a Tablet?

HISTORY OF THE IPAD Question: How can you have a “history” of a device that was just announced today? Answer: This has been the longest anticipated unannounced product in history, or at least Apple history. It has been a veritable speculation-o-rama.   Question: I don’t get the iPad. Isn’t it just like a giant iPhone?…

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