Weekend tech reading: Microsoft Office Labs vision for the next decade (video)

By on March 1, 2009, 6:58 PM
Microsoft Office Labs vision for 2019 (Watch the video) During the weekend at the Wharton Business Technology Conference, Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop unveiled the latest production from Microsoft Office Labs called “2019″, starring stock photo men, women and children playing with the next-generation of communication, collaboration and production technologies. News source: istartedsomething - Watch the video.

Linux tips every geek should know What separates average Linux users from the super-geeks? Simple: years spent learning the kinds of hacks, tricks, tips and techniques that turn long jobs into a moment's work. TuxRadar.

PS3 is hard to develop for--on purpose A report in the Dr. Dobb's Journal tested the development process of the PlayStation 3 and found that Sony's console is "difficult to program for." The report's authors went on to explain that "software that exploits the Cell's potential requires a development effort significantly greater than traditional platforms." News.com.

Is Twitter actually making money? It's a question that has consumed the Silicon Valley pundit brigade for several months now: How will Twitter make its money? And the answer may be just under their noses - Ed. note: I remain skeptical for the short term. The Register.

Amazon to allow disabling of Kindle 2 audio Amazon.com responding to criticism that a text-to-speech feature on its new Kindle book reader helps it sidestep royalty payments, plans to allow the audio function to be disabled. Reuters.

GTAIV: The Lost and Damned sets one-day XBLA sales record Microsoft declares first 360-exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV add-on has generated more revenue in 24 hours than any other DLC; hard numbers MIA. GameSpot.

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captain828 said:
And who wants to bet that we won't have even a quarter of that "future vision"??IMHO, companies will stick to their old formulas for the time being given the current economical climate.Launching an innovative/revolutionary product is hit-or-miss. Until the crisis is over and the wounds are healed, a "miss" could be deadly.This would be great to see again after 10 years... at least for the fun of it. ;)Actually, I think I'll just archive this video now...
DarkCobra said:
Yeah, it's like the Auto Shows, they have far more teaser concept vehicles than anything realistic and affordable that can be obtained anytime soon. Even the concept vehicles usually turn out to be little more than vaporware that never materializes . . . at least not in the form you see them in at the show.
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