Show of 4-6-2002

  • Internet Search Patterns
  • Overture sues Google
    • Pay for search patent infringement
  • Microsoft?s Anti-Unix site creates embarrassment
    • We Have the Way Out
    • Sponsored by MS and Unisys
    • Tries to show that Unix is a dead-end
    • Site hosted on FreeBSD, moved to MS Windows, then crashed
    • We Have the Way In
    • Anti-Microsoft parody
    • Tries to show that Windows is a dead-end
  • Microsoft XP Service Pack 1 in Beta
    • First reflection of antitrust case
    • Permits substitution of middleware (like Media Player)
    • Gives boxmakers more power to configure
  • Windows XP Experiences to date
    • Ability to Upgrade
    • Ability to run software
    • Ability to run on older equipment
    • Pricing
  • 802.11b versus 802.11a Wireless Connectivity
    • 10Mbps versus 55Mbsp
    • 2.4GHz vs 5 GHz
    • Coverage (802.11b better coverage)
    • Security (no real difference here)
    • Interference (802.11a does contend with 2.4Ghz phones, Bluetooth)
    • Chip set (80211a based on Atheros chipset, driving down prices)
  • Personal Backup Strategies
    • CD-RW (630MB)
    • DVD-RAM (up to 9.3GB double sided)
    • DVD-RW (up to 3GB single sided)
    • Zip Drives (250MB, 100MB)
    • Tape (the old expensive standby)
    • Second Hard Drive (a favorite choice after the upgrade)
  • Future of the Internet Lecture Series
  • Celine Dion?s New CD Crashes PCs
    • Music CD has copy protection on it
    • Embedded with copy protection
    • The new "features" include
      • Disk will not eject properly fro PC
      • Disk causes OS crashes
      • Does not work in some older stereo systems
      • Does not function in DVD players with audio CD capabilities
    • Record dealers are not disclosing which CDs have copy protection
    • Expect lawsuits
  • Industry should take another tactic for online sales
    • Eric Hellweg in Business 2.0 urges music industry to trust their customers
    • Use non-copy protected MP3 format for delivery of singles over the Internet
  • Mail Bag
  • Brilliant Entertainment Secretly Delivers Software
    • Including with free Kazaa file trading client downloads
    • Includes
    • 3D ad technology
    • Op-in ad delivery network that will wake up in three to four weeks
    • Expect market backlash
  • Microsoft Tech Ed is next week
    • Major developer conference
    • Releasing Commerce Server 2002
    • Integrating .Net and e-commerce services
  • US to allow human chip implants
    • About the size of a grain of rice
    • Approximate cost: $200
    • Scanner: $1000 to $2000
    • FDA will approve as long as it does not contain medical information
    • Manufactured by Applied Digital Solutions Inc. and designed the VeriChip
  • Tech Talk News
    • Weekly Newsletter (get on the mailing list)
    • Shows now posted in both MP3 and RealAudio
    • All links posted for show on Tech Talk Web Page
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start April 22
    • Ted in the office ready to take your calls
    • We have High School scholarship program, military discount program