Monday, October 24, 2005

Time to switch off the old light 'bulb'?

In the not so distant future, you may well switch off your light bulb and still not be in dark. Quite literally so. A new technology, stemming from an accidental discovery, could mean that your room will be lit from table tops, walls and just about any surface you deem suitable. Enter the era of LED light fixtures. Read more about this at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9777070/.

Friday, October 14, 2005

IIPM threatens to sue a blogger

Gaurav Sabnis, an IBM (now Lenovo) employee and a popular Indian blogger, linked to an article in a local magazine that IIPM didn't quite like. IIPM threatened to sue Gaurav and also called up a senior IBM executive and threatened to burn IBM laptops. To save his freedom of speech, and for IBM's well-being, Gaurav voluntarily resigned from IBM. Kiruba made this t-shirt in response:

Check out Gaurav's post and the article in the local magazine that Gaurav linked to.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Evolving Internet and changing rules

I came across the following article titled "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Relinquish Control" by Peter Merholz. It talks about how the new mantra of Internet business seems to be to give away lot of control to the users, a-la google and flickr. There are pretty interesting points to note in the article:
http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000501.php

While on the subject of changing business rules and evolving Internet, take a look at an interesting post here:
http://www.kottke.org/05/08/googleos-webos

It talks about emerging Internet applications and their contribution to a true webOS.