Monday, March 27, 2006

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog


Let’s talk tech!

Hurry up and wait.
Microsoft announced this week it’s delaying the much-anticipated release of its Vista operating system. Don’t expect to see it on a computer near you until at least January of 2007. That’s bad news for Microsoft stock and bad news for computer makers hoping to have the software on computers in time for the Christmas selling season.
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Oeuvrez l’ iPod?
The folks in France enjoy their music as much as we do; in fact we listen to many of the same songs. And a lot of us listen to those songs on iPods. But the French Government wants Apple to allow its iTunes music store to allow all MP3 players access to it. Sacre bleu!
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iResponse (Au revoir mon frere?)
And the good folks that sell iPods and iTunes have some opinions on all this.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
I’ve talked more than once about dropping quarters into arcade games in my youth. Computers ended all that. Well, maybe not. A penny may still be the going rate for your thoughts, but the quarter lives on in the world of video gaming!
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See me after class.
If you’re looking for computer security, don’t look to the federal government. You know the folks you send money to each payday. A new report shows government agencies are earning low grades when it comes to keeping computers and contents safe. And just think of all the personal information they have about you in their computers. Ouch!

Looking for just a plain phone?
Have you ever wanted just a plain cell phone? A phone that just lets you make and answer calls? No camera, no MP3 player, no sports highlights. And what about a great battery? You’re in luck, sort of.
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Off topic

That’s nine TRILLION dollars. And it’s also the new debt level authorized by Congress. So what do they spend all our money on? See my site o’ the week.

Quote o’ the week
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” -B.B. King

Site o’ the week
This is a stunner!
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