The age old Mac debate

Over on ZDNet, Christopher Dawson rekindles the old Apple Macintosh debate in his piece “Macintosh…Help me understand why.” I’ve observed these discussions from a distance for over twenty years, but they were always abstract to me since I didn’t own nor particularly have any experience with a Mac. I do…

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Latest top 10 blog entries

Here is the latest collection of the top ten most read blog entries since I last published the list in December. “IBM votes NO on Open XML in ECMA” – was #2 ↑ “Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?” – was #1 ↓ “Interoperability vs. intraoperability:…

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#4. My Favorites from 2006 – October through December

This is the fourth part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. I didn’t blog much in the 10 days before and the few days after the November 7 election since I was volunteering on my wife Judith’s campaign…

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On blog serialization

Attentive readers of this space will notice that I’ve slowed down the blogging for the end-of-year holidays and vacation. Tomorrow is Christmas, and preparation for that has been taking up a lot of our family time. William and I went to see Eragon yesterday and we enjoyed it. He and…

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What is this blog, anyway?

I’ve now been blogging for more than two years and I’m still deciding exactly what I want to say and when. Here are a number of considerations and thoughts about what goes into this. While a lot of the content reflects my work at IBM, I also talk about personal…

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