Seadragon 金曜日, 6月 1 2007 

Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo.

Talks Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Photosynth demo via Videosift


Seadragon is an incubation project resulting from the acquisition of Seadragon Software in February. Its aim is nothing less than to change the way we use screens, from wall-sized displays to mobile devices, so that visual information can be smoothly browsed regardless of the amount of data involved or the bandwidth of the network.

The Seadragon team is currently tuning its DirectX implementation, making the most of the new Windows Media Photo format, and cranking on the Photosynth Technology Preview.
Seadragon – Microsoft Live Labs

SpeakersのコーナーにJohn Doerrの演説もあった。

Speakers – Ted.com

Microsoft oFone 木曜日, 5月 10 2007 

Microsoft’s crazy design for a new mobile phone, one that is sure to knock Apple’s iPhone out of the water.

Microsoft oFone – Videosift

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Redmondの人 火曜日, 4月 10 2007 

実際には、「マイクロソフトは死んだ」というのは、この業界にいる我々がメタファーと呼ぶものである。私が言いたかったのは別のことだ。この数日、私の言いたかったことについていくらか誤解が見られた。このエッセイに憤慨した人の中には、私がかなり馬鹿げたことを考えていると独り合点する人もいた。つまり、マイクロソフトは今にも倒産しようとしている、と。彼らはこれを実にもっとらしく論破してみせた。

マイクロソフトは死んだ:解説 – iZa via [翻訳] YAMDAS更新

へえええwどこのバカが?と思ってリンク先を辿ったらRedmondの人じゃないかwww
ダメだ、こりゃwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

suicide note paper 火曜日, 4月 3 2007 

Executive Summary

Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to provide content protection for so-called “premium content”, typically HD data from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources. Providing this protection incurs considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical support overhead, and hardware and software cost. These issues affect not only users of Vista but the entire PC industry, since the effects of the protection measures extend to cover all hardware and software that will ever come into contact with Vista, even if it’s not used directly with Vista (for example hardware in a Macintosh computer or on a Linux server). This document analyses the cost involved in Vista’s content protection, and the collateral damage that this incurs throughout the computer industry.

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection via Boing Boing

今度は「suicide note paper」ですか。いろんなdocumentが出てくるもんだw content protectionをprovideするとsystem stabilityに影響しちゃうのがRedmond quality? www

Who cares Piracy ? 木曜日, 3月 29 2007 

If you steal a copy of MS Word, don’t expect the authorities to care.

Prank Call to 1-888-NO-PIRACY – VideoSift

これはケッサクwwwww 笑った笑ったwwwww
結局、Redmondの連中以外、誰も気にしてねぇんじゃねえかwwwwwwwwww

Computer Stew was an Internet video series about technology created by John Hargrave, founder of Zug.com. Most of the characters in the show are ZDNet employees. The series premiered on ZDNet in fall 1999, and lasted for five seasons until spring 2001.
Computer Stew Lives – Video Archive

Computer Stew – Wikipedia

へえ~結構、昔の作品だったのねww

Bill Gates – Scribd 水曜日, 3月 28 2007 

Scribdに載ってた文章。投稿されたのは最近だけど、文章自体はいつのものなのかな。

1. Bill Gates earns US$250 every SECOND, that’s about US$20 Million a DAY and US$7.8 Billion a YEAR!
2. If he drops a thousand dollar, he won’t even bother to pick it up bcoz the 4 seconds he picks it, he would’ve already earned it back.
3. The US national debt is about 5.62 trillion, if Bill Gates were to pay the debt by himself; he will finish it in less then 10 years.
4. He can donate US$15 to everyone on earth but still be left with US$5 Million for his pocket money.
5. Michael Jordan is the highest paid athlete in US. If he doesn’t drink and eat, and keeps up his annual income i.e. US$30 Million, he’ll have to wait for 277 years to become as rich as Bill Gates is now.
6. If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.
7. If you change all of Bill Gate’s money to US$1 notes, you can make a road from earth to moon, 14 times back and forth. But you have to make that road non-stop for 1,400 years, and use a total of 713 BOEING 747 planes to transport all the money.
8. Bill Gates is 40 this year. If we assume that he will live for another 35 years, he has to spend US$6.78 Million per day to finish all his money before he can go to heaven.

Last but not the least: If Microsoft Windows’ users can claim US$1 for every time their computers hang because of Microsoft Windows, Bill Gates will be bankrupt in 3 years!!!!!!

Bill Gates – Scribd

前にも紹介した気がするが、定番のアレw

Letterman’s tribute to Bill Gates and Microsoft – YouTube

Give it Back ! 水曜日, 12月 31 1969 

First, the Redmond compromises the incorruptible with a $2,200 gift, an Acer Ferrari laptop that they are free to keep; second, it offends bloggers who were left off Microsoft’s Christmas list; and, finally, Microsoft disappoints the happy recipients by telling them that they have to send back the laptops, after all.

2006 MARKETING AWARDS: Microsoft’s free laptop blows up – Valleywag

MicrosoftがVISTA入りのLaptopをAlpha-Bloggerに配ったことが「Viral Marketing」として話題になっていたが、今度はそれを返せと言っているそうで、大笑いwwww

オークションに出してしまおうとしている人もいるw