Show of 12-7-2002

  • Tech Talk Guest: Joseph Fuqua
  • Microsoft?s Secret for Staying on Top
    • A Harvard Business School perspective
    • Microsoft’s approach to application development
      • Codifies Knowledge in Software Libraries
      • Leverages libraries using standard component interfaces
      • Focused on developing tools for programmers to create applications
      • Architecture provides leverage for developers who use the MS platform
    • Other platforms (like Linux backed by IBM)? are the biggest challenge for MS
  • DARPA, A Research Agency with Legacy
  • Two States Appeal Microsoft Decision
    • West Virginia and Massachusetts
    • Do not like the unbundling method used by MS
    • Ironic Tech Talk side notes
      • West Virginia has one of the worst software piracy rates (as reported by BSA)
      • Massachusetts is struggling with deficit spending when funding this project
  • AOL Hints of Reorganization
    • Case Seeks to Hold On as Revenue Slides
    • Layoffs Expected Locally as ad revenues drop 40-50%
  • Security News
  • IT Career Trends
    • Web Applications and e-Business
    • Networking and Security
    • Distributed Computing
    • Long Term Health on Sector
  • Stratford News
    • Orphans Party tomorrow sponsored by ACF, Epicurean Club, and Stratford
    • Next Start January 6th