Notes from the Field by Robert X. Cringely

http://www.infoworld.com/columnists/robert.html I get many trade publications. I skim quickly through most of them, but one column that I always read is Robert X. Cringely’s Notes from the Field. Apparently the name is a pseudonym for each successive person who writes this column. Whomever is writing the columns now, I don’t know, but the columns are …

Christmas Origami

Here is some Christmas fun… http://www.origami-club.com/xmas/ Click on any of the 16 designs On the next page, the orange button brings up instructions on how to make it. It is in Japanese, but you should be able to follow the diagrams on how to fold. The purple button brings up an animation of how to …

All This, and They Take Pictures, Too

From the NYT: Every occupation entails answering certain frequently asked questions at parties. If you’re a jeweler, it may be, ‘Do you ever give discounts to friends?’ If you’re a therapist, it’s, ‘Can I ask you about this hypothetical guy I know?’ If you’re a dermatologist, it’s, ‘Will you just have a quick look at …

Dell is swell, customers say

From TechRepublic: Reversing a recent slide in satisfaction rankings among its business customers, Dell beat out Hewlett-Packard and IBM in a measure that’s closely watched for potential insights into future PC sales trends. We use them here at work (we have about 60 of them) and think they are great. The computers are reliable and …

IBM Sale Official

From the NYT: I.B.M. announced late yesterday the sale of its personal computer business to Lenovo, China’s largest personal computer maker, a deal that reflects the industrial and economic ambitions of not only the two companies but also their two nations. This was mentioned a couple of days ago.

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