A rather interesting example - check out the price of a Psion 3MX over here.
For those that are interested a Psion 3MX is one of these - a 10 year old PDA is almost twice as expensive as an 'older' Palm (Tunsgton) and similar in price to a top of the line Treo 750 Smartphone according to Amazon.
Apparently the law of supply and demand would appear to dictate that a small group of enthusiasts have driven the price of these devices up over time.
Time to dust off my 3a and Sienna . . .
The previous 30 minutes worth of deck action - if you're very very lucky something will move -
Also gave me a chance to try and configure a robots.txt file for the search engines so as to ignore my images - we'll see how well that works. Don't really fancy the images indexed all over the interweb.
Some excellent advice in the tough times ahead - Black Swan author's rules for living.
Having spent months wrestling with that PoS known as SCOM (or MOM) I can safely say you're better of with some of the many non-commercial alternatives - Killer open source monitoring tools.
Reunion of the the original Mac team - Macintosh 25th Anniversary Reunion: Where Did Time Go?. Hard to believe its 25 years old.
Thought-provoking article by Vint Cerf - What Will Replace The Internet? Even now the sheer pervasiveness (or invasiveness ?) of the internet and fairly personal accessible information (under the guise of 'social networking') is pretty scarey if you stop and think about it.
As someone who suffered mightily under the crushing boredom of the university lecture system (and IT Courses come to think of it) this makes for a good read - The Lecture System in Teaching Science. Then again, as a student, the motivation to actually read the material before a lecture would have been pretty difficult to muster anyway . . .
Useful tool - Create a screen recording and turn it into an exe. Handy for whipping up quick demos.
Impressive - This Car Runs on Code. "It takes dozens of microprocessors running 100 million lines of code to get a premium car out of the driveway, and this software is only going to get more complex". Although comparing the code in a car with the 1.7 million lines of code in a fighter-jet is a bit misleading - traditionally systems that your life depends on tend to run on a conservative platform and the code is super-tight. Check Wikipedia for some other examples of Source Lines of Code - 86 million in OS X!
A wonderful article about the history of the last great UK computer company - Psion: the last computer. I guess they still live on through Symbian.
Pretty interesting - Nielson Disables 'Reply to All' Button. I have no problem with 'Reply to All' but people who reply to organisation wide emails drive me nuts.
See which financial institutions receive money and how much they get.