Eee PC for Me?

GigaOM guest Samuel Dean ponders the effect the ASUS Eee PCs will have on pricing for portable computers. At under $300, the low-end Eee PCs will be much cheaper than other Windows-based miniature computers. Actually, the reference to “other Windows-based PCs” is misleading. The first Eees to ship in the USA will do so with … Continue reading “Eee PC for Me?”

Games With a Purpose

Games With a Purpose (GWAP) is a web site at which you can play games. What’s the purpose? “When you play a game at Gwap… you’re training computers to solve problems for humans all over the world.” There are currently five games at the site. They tend to be coordination games. For example, the ESP … Continue reading “Games With a Purpose”

Linux on the Laptop

There’s an excellent article by Glyn Moody in Thursday’s Guardian. It’s about the ASUS Eee PC (which I want still, by the way), its likely effect on Microsoft, and lots of good points between. The size of a paperback, weighing less than a kilogram, with built-in Wi-Fi and using Flash memory instead of a hard … Continue reading “Linux on the Laptop”

Looking Ahead to 2008

It´s tough to make predictions, especially about the future, said Yogi Berra, and Sam Goldwyn, and Niels Bohr. So I’m not making predictions about the year ahead. But I will identify a few things I’ll be watching or looking forward to. I’m old-fashioned enough to be interested in many aspects of blogging. I expect … Continue reading “Looking Ahead to 2008”

ASUS GPL Violations

Cliff Biffle has a post on the ASUS Eee PC that’s as impressive as his name, and more impressive than ASUS’ regard for free/open source software. ASUS is bound by the GPL to make the sources for the software they’re distributing available… ASUS has posted a 1.8GB ZIP file on their website that they claim … Continue reading “ASUS GPL Violations”

Scrybe’s New World

Sabika of Scrybe reports that: We are working on our biggest update to Scrybe. The beta feedback is now tapering off and I think we have most of the valuable insights we need. Some of the changes were smaller and were rolled out into earlier updates. Some of the changes require a larger effort. Right … Continue reading “Scrybe’s New World”