Judging Bill Gates as a prognosticator

May 23, 2007

Judging Bill Gates as a prognosticator
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Todd Bishop talks about Bill Gates’s public predictions.

“But there were also areas where Gates was on the mark, including his prediction in 1995 that people would eventually “watch a program when it’s convenient for you instead of when a broadcaster chooses to air it.” And in 1997, he said: “Within 10 years the majority of all adults will be using electronic mail and living a form of that Web lifestyle.””

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OpenOffice hit by malware

Tech Target

Who says Linux isn’t vulnerable to attacks?

“Malware miscreants have crafted a cross-platform worm targeted at OpenOffice users that’s capable of infecting Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. The OpenOffice/StarBasic macro worm, dubbed BadBunny is a proof-of-concept worm that’s not been seen outside the lab.”

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Overhauling the technorati

Turbo Blog

Turbo Todd Watson is in his 15th year with IBM. He began his career working on two software magazines, for which he wrote on a variety of business technology topics before joining IBM’s Internet division in 1995.

“If you’ve used or followed Technorati much over the past several years, you know that the site made its name in facilitating useful, real-time searches of blog entries. But as the social computing world turns, so must those sites who came into the market with a single specialty.”

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