"The ultimate "computer," our own brain, uses only ten watts of power -- one-tenth the energy consumed by a hundred-watt bulb." - Paul Valery
"You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T." - Elliot, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -- Winston Churchill
Virtual worlds like There.com and SecondLife aren't being used by these firms as online retail outlets but rather business locations that can lead to real world sales or to quickly solve real world problems.
Somehow we don't believe the perfect everything for everyone mobile phone is possible, practical, in demand. But it may be the perfect way to murder entertainment as we know it.
"Conscience. What a thing. If you believe you got a conscience it'll pester you to death. But if you don't believe you got one, what could it do t'ya? Makes me sick, all this talking and fussing about nonsense." -- Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
"The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men." - Captain Nemo (James Mason) - 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
"Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits he's wrong, then he's automatically forgiven of that wrongdoing?" - Vincent (John Travolta), Pulp Fiction, 1994
Sometimes our kids - and the community at large - make us feel like Tom Hanks in the 2004 The Terminal. We simply go from gate to gate trying to get on the next technology plane to fly to our destinationâ€¦optimum personal and business productivity.
For thousands of years people looked the other way as folks made copies of other people's work - by hand, by printing press, by copier, by disc.
This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities - Las Vegas, San Francisco.
People are suddenly going to change over and join the video on demand (VoD) and pay-for-view society. What is even better for the PC/CE industry is the fact that they will build out their home networks so they can watch their content anywhere in the house.
Ok, there's a lot of Web 2.0 noise - thunder and lightning. But which locations - photo/video sites, music sites, social sites, podcasts, blogs - will be blessed with an abundance of rain (user and advertiser payments)?
"Distrust and caution are the parents of security," - Benjamin Franklin
"So I imagine this is just a â€¦ceremonial possession? I mean they don't actually expect me to do any fightingâ€¦Do they?" - Pippin, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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