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10 Predictions for the Computer Industry for 2014

I decided that this year I would write up my own ten predictions. I should also say that as a technologist in my core, I often see things happening much earlier that they really happen. It is sort of the opposite of the sign on your cars side mirror which reads “objects may appear further away then they actually are”. Continue reading

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So what does Intel, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Walmart the Cable Networks have in common? You will know soon!

One of the greatest errors  companies make is mistaking who their real competitors are.  I first encountered this when I was working for Digital Equipment Corporation (1979 to 1983).  At that time, Digital thought the Data General, another mini computer company founded by former Digital employees, was its main competitor. While in reality, it was Intel and  … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Wintel Part 1.

I never imagined I would be writing this post. I was planing on writing what I thought would be my last post about Intel. It was to deal with the departure of Paul Otellini the former CEO and a recent article about him published by the Atlantic. I will do an abbreviated comment on that and then begin to get into the meat of the Wintel Resurrection.
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Drinks with Finis Conner leads to contemplating the future history of rotating storage devices

1980 – The world’s first gigabyte-capacity disk drive, the IBM 3380, was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (about 250 kg), and had a price tag of $40,000( $113 thousand in present day terms [13]), 2.52 GB 1980 – ST-506 first 5¼ inch drive released with capacity of 5 megabytes, cost $1500 Last week, I was contacted by Finis … Continue reading

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WhenTechnologies Collide: The Next Wave of Computing

This is an amazing graph from GigaOm (see story here).  As readers of my blog  know, I played a very significant role in creating residential broadband starting in 1992 and continuing until 1999, when I resigned my position at Intel as Corp. Vice President of Business Development. While I was sure then that the Internet … Continue reading