Monthly Archives: May 2009

Congratulations to the NZ Government!

It is heartening to read that the NZ government’s negotiations with MS for NZgovt to fork out more money to MS for a licencing deal has failed spectacularly. I was hoping that something like that would also be a outcome … Continue reading

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When will MS try to overturn this?

For every attempt at doing the right thing, there will be the MS Mafia who will go in to reverse any attempts at implementing open standards and open source. Let’s see how long they will take to turn the cart … Continue reading

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[SG Politics] Changes in SG political engagement?

Am intrigued about the proposals that are to be put forward by the establishment about some changes in how politics and government functions in Singapore. I think Chok Tong is clever in putting the “hints” out, but I think there … Continue reading

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Work To Rule

What a great post by Jeremy !Of all people, he knows how to do interoperability right. He had to reverse engineer the SMB protocols so that Samba can work. If interoperability against a black box is to be measured, Samba … Continue reading

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Is Wolfram Alpha interesting?

Looks like Wolfram Alpha might be an interesting “new” idea. It does challenge one’s tried and familiar way of how to ask a question. I think there is value, but I am sure there will be nay sayers. Looking forward … Continue reading

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MDA losing it’s focus?

While I would be kinder to the MDA, I think this article is quite telling. The two agencies (EDB and the MDA), have in their ranks people who are smart, but not street smart. It is a pity. There are … Continue reading

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How you get information

Looking at the charts, it sorta confirms what I have always felt – that traditional TV and traditional newspapers are quite passe. In 2006, I posed a question to a group of university students (about 70 of them) as how … Continue reading

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