CES, also previously known as COMDEX, is the largest annual technology show in America. It’s been an annual ritual to go to Las Vegas, walk a million square feet of displays, connect with suppliers and make new connections.
But this all started before the Internet. The Internet has made international communication and purchasing easy as buying from Amazon.com. Is CES really necessary anymore? Today’s headlines include the fact that Microsoft will no longer provide a Keynote at the annual Las Vegas event. 2012 is the last MS keynote at CES. Sure, they pay to do it an then their booth is another major expense each year due to it’s gigantic size and fancy features.
One year, perhaps 10 years ago or more, I was in an Intel booth the size of a small restaurant, and projectors above EACH SEAT put the Intel logo on a box they had you take out of an envelope flat, then pulled into shape by rubber bands.
The Internet makes international commerce quite easy. CES has a short lifespan remaining. Watch.
Microsoft Word is a great tool, and I know how I like it to work. Recently, my setup at home has had me going crazy. You see, when I open a new document, I am stuck flush against the top of the writing area.
Where is my top margin? Why isn’t my top margin displaying in Word? It’s been making me crazy, so tonight, after all that complaining, I asked Google why.
Microsoft added another nail to the Windows XP coffin in the release of IE9. If you don’t know already, the new browser from Microsoft will not work on Windows XP. Windows XP continues to be used by millions of individuals who are looking for a less resource intensive operating system (especially when compared to Vista). With the price of Windows holding steady, people haven’t rushed to upgrade legacy machines running XP to Windows 7, which does support operation on a much smaller footprint than Vista, and less resource intensive for even simple operation.
Corporate users have been holding on to Windows XP, and worse yet, still use IE 6. For years people have been attempting to get away from the custom HTML coding required for full IE 6 support. IE6 was a, well, pain-in-the-ass. Microsoft had started to believe that they could make a ton of proprietary IE6 features which would further extend functionality to developers. In the end, these features, as well as less-than-standard compliance with basic internet technologies, such as CSS, makes it a pain to continue to support on websites.
Microsoft providing a solution, I mean A LINK STRAIGHT TO GOOGLE, of how to sync Outlook with Gmail? I thought this day would never come, and stumbling around on the Microsoft Office Online website today, here, staring me dead in the face, is proof that the apocalypse is near.