State of the Internet

STATE OF THE INTERNET: EMAIL It is regularly being said that “Email is dead.” And while it’s true that Millennials often remain within the walled garden of Facebook or their mobile devices, email was the way most Boomers came to know messaging on the Internet. I say: “Email is dead, is dead.” Long live email.…

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VMware Partner

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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I was impressed by some recent reports from the University of California at San Diego, and the research company IDC. The first story reports that: from all non-work sources in 2008, including TV, radio, movies, the Net, cell phones, video games and reading material… US consumption totaled 3.6 zettabytes and 10,845 trillion words, corresponding to…

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I wrote the following article over a dozen years ago when I was a technology evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experiencing 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…

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How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 2 We’ve talked about how getting your own domain name can give you immediate exposure on the Web in my previous article, for my friend who wants to use the Internet to find a job. It’s a first step, that provides the virtual equivalent of an…

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How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 1 Recently, a friend of mine who is doing a job search asked me:   Bill… Petro… dot com, how did you come to get a .com after your name, and more importantly, how could potential employers find me more easily on the InterWeb?   And…

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bloggers

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 2 REVIEW – VIRTUALLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE VMworld is not just a trade show about virtualization, it uses virtual technologies and Web 2.0 technologies in a way I’ve never seen before. Here’s an example: Blogging: Not only is blogging encouraged, but it is honored. There is a special set of tables in…

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VMWORLD 2008: DAY 1 KEYNOTE Following yesterday’s opening event, both the Technology Exchange and Partner Day, the conference started in earnest today with a keynote by Paul Maritz, VMware President and CEO. Paul is quite an articulate speaker, sounding both like a savvy businessman and an erudite professor. For many, his accent is difficult to…

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iPHONE 3G LAUNCH: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND TWO VENDORS Remember the old Far Side cartoon that shows a couple thinking about each other — with the commentary “Same planet, two different worlds”? That was the sense of the first day the iPhone 3G went on sale in the US. It seemed that the…

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