Technology is Useless

Remember A.C. Clarke’s 3 stages of reaction to technological breakthroughs: (a) It’s completely impossible.(b) OK, it’s possible, but it’s practically useless.(c) Well, I said it was a good idea all along. And Douglas Adams (Quoting Bran Ferren) – “Technology is the stuff that doesn’t work yet”

Windows XP

Living with Windows XP XP: Released last week BBC News Online’s Paul Rocks explains what it has been like living with an evaluation copy of Windows XP for the last couple of months. (Text copy deleted) My six weeks with XP have been pleasurable. No system crashes, no major problems and no phone-a-friend to sort … Continue reading “Windows XP”

Peer to Peer Explosion

Monday November 5 2:00 PM ET Use of Napster-Alternatives Rose in Oct. -WebnoizeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Users swapped 1.81 billion media files on Napster (news – web sites)-alternative services like Kazaa, MusicCity and Grokster, which have seen usage rise since Napster shut down in July to legal pressures, a research firm said on Monday. Web … Continue reading “Peer to Peer Explosion”

Scoffing at Autonomy

From: CorporateInfo (TelegraphHillSF@yahoo.com)Subject: Expert scoffs at Autonomy software Newsgroups: comp.ai.nat-langView: (This is the only article in this thread) | Original Format Date: 2001-08-23 21:49:53 PST At Genentech headquarters today in South San Francisco, there was aseminar on “Metadata & Controlled Vocabularies: What Are they and Whatis their Value?” given by Amy Warner, faculty member in … Continue reading “Scoffing at Autonomy”

Jorn’s Ontology

From: Jorn Barger (jorn@enteract.com)Subject: Semantics and NLP Newsgroups: comp.ai.nat-langView: Complete Thread (19 articles) | Original Format Date: 2001-11-05 06:10:02 PST Judging from the replies I got to my recent ‘newsdiff’ posting, itappears university programs in AI are (still) doing an extremely bad jobof covering *semantics*… An unabridged dictionary may have half a million entries. Roget … Continue reading “Jorn’s Ontology”

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