CES 2012 was the largest show yet for the consumer electronics industry. With 3K exhibitors, 153000 visitors and 20K new gadgets displayed, it reveals the fires of innovation are burning brightly, just not for M$ and its Wintel “partners”. This is the last time that M$ will give a keynote address since M$ is not catching the wave of innovation sweeping small cheap computers and everything being connected. M$ just cannot stifle this market as it did personal computers two decades ago. In 2012, no one needs M$ to bring a product to market and to sell millions of units whether it is a toaster, a smart phone or a PC. This is another milestone in the long road to freedom from the Wintel monopoly.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.