Hi all; wow, what a day! This morning I presented eyesFinder to a group of investors - went great, thanks, including a live demo (!) - and then attended an interesting birds-of-a-feather meeting over lunch, and worked all afternoon, and worked out, and (okay I know this is pretty boring) finally saw a movie: Saving Mr. Banks, which was much better and deeper than the previews would lead one to believe. (I dislike it when a trailer has all the great parts and you don't even have to see the movie to see the movie.)
And in the meantime, it's all happening...
Guess what happened seven years ago? Yep, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone. Quite possibly the most important tech announcement of the last decade. And he knew it, too.
So GitHub have acquired Easel. I like both companies, but I don't get the synergy here at all. Maybe there is none, or maybe it will all become clear...
So CES is over, whew, and the tech press can relax. Here we have the wirecutter's guide to CES. Nothing Earth-shattering, but then the big thing about CES is always the general trends, not the specific products. The most exciting product seems to have been the Oculus Rift Crystal Cove, but whether that presages a trend or just triggers a lot of new gaming remains to be seen. I can't quickly see the use for VR headsets in everyday life.
All about Windows 9 (aka, "Threshold"). "The most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista." Can't wait, because I do *not* want to use Win 8 as my everyday OS. However the cheese has moved since Win 7 saved Vista, the desktop is now far less important relative to mobile. Win 9 might be a footnote.
Apparently we've gone from a war on poverty to a war on inequality. Sigh. Might as well start talking about how great communism is again. Meanwhile it would be nice if we could put more people to work. For this all we need is for the government to get out of the way.