Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Mar 2006 18:54 UTC
In the News As I sit back, here on March 19th 2019, to review the past 13 years, I cannot help but feel slightly melancholic. I felt it was time to summarize the period in the tech industry between 2006 and 2019. Where did we leave off, where did we go, and where are we going to end up? Note: Yes, the Sunday Eve Column.
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2012?
by junior on Sun 19th Mar 2006 19:21 UTC
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What are you talking about? Vista will be released by Januari 2005, everybody knows that.

Sheesh..

Edited 2006-03-19 19:22

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RE: 2012?
by ValiantSoul on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:06 UTC in reply to "2012?"
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2005-07-20

Yea I know, the stores have been sold out for a long time now!

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ROTFL :-)
by mart on Sun 19th Mar 2006 19:43 UTC
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Wow, what did you have smoked man?

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Mariux
by mariux on Sun 19th Mar 2006 19:49 UTC
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Wow ;)

Edited 2006-03-19 19:52

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why?
by damp on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:08 UTC
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2006-03-19

why did you take the time to write this story?

are you bored with the endless hype people are trying to create, to promote product's that never deliver.

It an ok funny read, but maybe this would be a better story, if it had some mening, but i'm right when i say it doesn't, right?

Reply Score: 5

RE: why?
by senornoodle on Mon 20th Mar 2006 03:43 UTC in reply to "why?"
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2005-07-12

this is a serious computer news site where serious computer news is seriously discussed

this 'thom' guy must know nothing about this site posting something funny like that

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Your potential, our passion
by Alex Forster on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:27 UTC
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2005-08-12

There was no clear point in referencing that campaign. I.E.: are you laughing "with" or "at" it?

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RE: Your potential, our passion
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:37 UTC in reply to "Your potential, our passion"
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2005-06-29

There was no clear point in referencing that campaign. I.E.: are you laughing "with" or "at" it?

The stick castle, Alex, the stick castle.

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Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

I like the stick castle ;)

That campaign is easily the most moving/effective I have ever seen. I constantly cite it as an example of the potential beauty in post. Granted I can be a sucker for marketing-speak, but even the most cynical of you...

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All this doesn't matter
by ronaldst on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:31 UTC
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In 2029, it's ALL going to be Skynet's problem.

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Cool ;)
by jacob.wod on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:43 UTC
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2006-03-19

Hey, don't matter what they're saying, Thom! I liked it, had some good laughs! ;)

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In Other News...
by shotsman on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:52 UTC
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2005-07-22

Microsoft Filed for Chapter 11 in 2017 citing OSS as the reason for the string of profit warnings over the past 5 years.
Retired founder William Gates and World President Elect was not available for comment as he was on his spaceship en route to Mars to rescue the fatal Chinese Mars Mission.
{Only Joking Guys...}

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Now I get it
by kensai on Sun 19th Mar 2006 20:57 UTC
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Ohh, OK, it was supposed to make me laugh, WOW! after reading the comments I understood, thanks guys. Otherway I would have missed the point of it all.

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Funny
by Sauron on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:07 UTC
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2005-08-02

Haha! Gave me a few laughs! Thanks.

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50 Cent
by peejay on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:16 UTC
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It's good to know 50 Cent and the music video will still be around 13 years from now. ;)

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RE: 50 Cent
by byrc on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:34 UTC in reply to "50 Cent"
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2006-02-18

I think it is depressing to know that 50 Cent will still be popular 13 years from now ;)

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RE[2]: 50 Cent
by Rodrigo on Mon 20th Mar 2006 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE: 50 Cent"
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2005-07-06

My thought exactly ;)

Very funny article Thom, keep them coming (sunday is a slow news day anyway...)

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omg I think I'm a geek now
by kloty on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:16 UTC
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2005-07-07

Guess, how many people on the planet earth laughed after reading it, or understood at least what the author is talking about? I did. Now call me welcome into the geek society. It's official now. But can I keep my girlfriend?

Anton

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RE: omg I think I'm a geek now
by aanund on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:44 UTC in reply to "omg I think I'm a geek now"
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2005-09-30

No, according to the GPL v 5, girlfriends are not allowed unless they are shared freely with the community.

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Hoohaa
by BluenoseJake on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:28 UTC
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2005-08-11

That part about stallman ROCKED. :-s

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RE: Hoohaa
by WorknMan on Sun 19th Mar 2006 21:33 UTC in reply to "Hoohaa"
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2005-11-13

That part about stallman ROCKED. :-s

LOL, I was going to point that out, but you beat me to it ;) Classic.

BTW: The part that says:
The Xbox 6 is rumoured to have 8 Rock III Sun SPARC processors, each with 128 cores, and 34 floating-point units per core. Gamers can expect the most realistic version of Project Gotham Racing to date.

Should more accurately read ...
The Xbox 6 is rumoured to have 8 Rock III Sun SPARC processors, each with 128 cores, and 34 floating-point units per core. Gamers can expect to pay $200 for the same kinds of games they've been playing since the Playstation 1 was released in the mid-90's

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Crazy
by Celerate on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:15 UTC
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2005-06-29

This is why straight-jackets and tranquilizer guns were invented. Now hold still Thom, this won't hurt a bit ;-).

The part about Thom being crazy and burning down Apple stores was funny. I was about to neuter him for making fun of KDE until I saw that he also made fun of Gnome, now I think it's fair. It may be a little too suble to be noticed (hehe) but I think Thom was poking fun at some of the more common troll posts.

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RE: Crazy
by aseigo on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:19 UTC in reply to "Crazy"
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2005-07-06

> I was about to neuter him for making fun of KDE

i thought it was pretty funny, actually; we had a good chuckle about it on irc today. it's good to laugh at ourselves from time to time =)

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RE[2]: Crazy
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 19th Mar 2006 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Crazy"
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2005-06-29

it's good to laugh at ourselves from time to time =)

Ah, great to hear: that was exactly my aim with this week's column. I wanted to hold up some mirrors here and there, in a light tone. I wanted to remind everyone that we shouldn't be so serious about everything in this industry: in the end, there are a lot more really important things in the world.

Why else did you guys think I'd make fun of myself, Eugenia, and OSNews? ;)

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hm... hm..
by csynt on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:25 UTC
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2006-03-19

I don't know what your talking about.. BUT I am sure that on 2019 my beloved C-one (www.c64upgra.de) WILL be able to RUN the C64 core WITH full emulation... :-)''''
Also, you are a bit wrong.. on 2019, the ilife wont be 14 DVDs.. just ONE and ONLY media.. (that holds some TBs)
OSX and VISTA ? on that era?? bah..
Jobs (he will be 64yo on 2019 and changes for the Nth time CPU/Architecture.. LOL ) maybe there will be one common OS..

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RE: hm... hm..
by Celerate on Mon 20th Mar 2006 00:05 UTC in reply to "hm... hm.."
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2005-06-29

"maybe there will be one common OS.."

I hope not, I'm of the opinion that monoculture is bad.

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desktops
by melgross on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:45 UTC
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2005-08-12

And Linux users will still be trying to get their favorite distro on the desktop of more people than theirs and their friends.

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And ReactOS...
by cefarix on Sun 19th Mar 2006 23:35 UTC
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2006-03-18

... will be auditing code that the developers think might conflict with the Windows Vista stick castles.

Edited 2006-03-19 23:42

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Also in 2012..
by Ronald Vos on Mon 20th Mar 2006 00:00 UTC
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2005-07-06

..Amizilla will be released. Only a handful of people can run it, since it runs in OS4 only, which is in beta.

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changing my name ;)
by aaronb on Mon 20th Mar 2006 00:50 UTC
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2005-07-06
sunday eve
by mikesum32 on Mon 20th Mar 2006 01:32 UTC
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Sunday eve, or Sundat evening?

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v Oh lord...
by dr_gonzo on Mon 20th Mar 2006 01:33 UTC
hehe..
by helf on Mon 20th Mar 2006 05:48 UTC
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2005-07-06

GOod column Thom ;) I thought it was rather funny. SOme people need to grow a sense of humor ;)

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2013...
by bouh on Mon 20th Mar 2006 06:29 UTC
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2005-10-27

is also the year where Intel released the Intel-Homino house: you buy one house all equiped with Intel gears for great power save and integration.

But hopefully their is still the AMD lightingeon that is designed for faster burning and cooking of your breakfeast: for those who are really really on acid in the morning. Only fits with the VIA houseset. Also act as an heater.

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Haha
by bogomipz on Mon 20th Mar 2006 09:45 UTC
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2005-07-11

A side effect of the joke on Eugenia, is that Haiku was the only product to be given positive karma points ;)

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iPod Invisible is already here
by XemonerdX on Mon 20th Mar 2006 10:20 UTC
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2005-07-03

It's already here and it's called the iVisible, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3577405531442798681&q=comme...

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