Lyle Schofield

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Single-serving coffee can heats itself

While this seems like great technology for campers and other cold weather activities, the coffee is going to need to be something special to make up for the extra cost of a container like this. I'm skeptical about something as fragile as a good cup of coffee being able to sit on a shelf waiting for heat activation. If its something heavily sugared maybe it will work... - Single-serving coffee can heats itself

Monday, December 20, 2004

Sony to drop plasma for LCD | Sony to drop plasma for LCD (December 20, 2004)

However, no information on why they are dropping out of plasma screens. Concerns about the technology?

Friday, December 10, 2004

PBS | I, Cringely . On IBM's Sale

This is a very different take on the IBM PC business unit sale, with a much more interesting story on the international business considerations. All other stories (so far) have only focused on the end of the PC/IBM era.

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column

Mozilla Thunderbird

The 1.0 release is out, I've upgraded, and really like it.

Preview by PC Magazine: Mozilla Thunderbird

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

I Wish I Stayed Awake In Engligh Class

"E-mail is a party to which English teachers have not been invited. It has companies tearing their hair out." - R. Craig Hogan

C-Net has an article on a wretched state of written communication in business E-mail. For those of you in school now, you will spend more time writing Email as you work in your Internet connected job in the future. Written Engligh and typing may be the most important skills you learn in high school. Spell checkers, grammar checkers, and "voice to text" will not save you.

It's not that hard. We're only expecting a 6th grade level, anyway.