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Reports from the Left Coast: VMworld in San Francisco

By billpetro / August 31, 2010 / 0 Comments

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

By billpetro / January 27, 2010 / 5 Comments

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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History of Facebook

By Bill Petro / February 4, 2009 / 4 Comments

Today is Facebook’s 5th birthday. Where did it come from, and what is it now?

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / October 31, 2008 / 0 Comments

I wrote the following article about a dozen years ago when I was a technology evangelist at Sun. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experienced the early part of the first wave of “The Web.” Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass collaboration,…

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / October 31, 2007 / 0 Comments

I wrote the following article a dozen years ago or more when I was a technology evangelist at Sun. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experienced the first wave of “The Web.” Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass collaboration, blogging, and Instant…

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