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I've been playing around with Swift, the new programming language from Apple, for a few days and I've been quite…
The Supermoon over Cranberry Lake, New York, in the New York Adirondack Mountains on 11 July, 2014.
Yesterday IBM and Apple made an important announcement about partnering to significantly growth the use of mobile via Apple devices…
Having a collection of fewer high quality tools is better than having many cheap, inaccurate ones that won't last long…
Tag Archives: ODF
Six weeks ago I noted here that Oracle had to decided to offer the codebase for OpenOffice.org, the open source word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software suite to the Apache Software Foundation. Two weeks after that, Apache voted to accept … Continue reading
Earlier today, Oracle announced that they would be donating source code for OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation to start a new incubator project. It’s been an interesting road to get to this point over the decades, with well and … Continue reading
With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing … Continue reading
I just had a chance to read David Linthicum’s article in InfoWorld called “What does ‘open’ really mean in cloud computing?”. In the piece, David argues that open needs to be more than a marketing term. I agree. See for … Continue reading
I can’t think of one thing I do with presentation software today other than creating PDFs that I didn’t do ten years ago. We have Microsoft PowerPoint, we have OpenOffice.org Impress, and IBM‘s Symphony. Over on the Mac we have … Continue reading
The Open Document Format (ODF) became an OASIS standards five years ago on May 1. The ODF Alliance has prepared a document called “ODF Turns Five: A Look Back on the Journey to a Mature Open Standard Document Format” that … Continue reading
In a post last week I noted that the presentations I produced ten years ago were more complicated than those I made and used today. Many of the whiz-bang features in presentation software are just not things that I use, … Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but the presentations I create today are much simpler in design than those I created ten years ago. For example, I now never create presentations that include animation and builds slide transitions sound video Any … Continue reading