* Posts by dean.collins

5 posts • joined 2 Nov 2009

Lotus 1-2-3 rebooted: My trip back to the old (named) range

dean.collins

You've come a long way baby

….. or have we

- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/26/mitch_kapor_lotus_123_anniversary/

In many ways, the 30-year-old software package laid the foundations for the type of productivity app that's so ubiquitous in the modern computing experience and yet so important it has been thrown into the cloud by Google with Docs, Apple with iWorks and Microsoft with Office 365.

Any thoughts on our stagnation, is it really that Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston were they that much smarter than everyone else/were they visited by aliens who gifted humanity the trellis spreadsheet concepts/ or is this just the ebb and tide of evolution since the Babylonians discovered zero and the next “big development” isnt due for 50 years from now…...

Cheers,

Dean

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Globalstar: Don't be afraid of our private Wi-Fi superhighway plan

dean.collins

schools

Its almost like as soon as someone suggests benefits to schools etc......that there is something really really bad in their proposal.

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Microsoft and Skype to axe world's most popular IM client early 2013

dean.collins

poor reporting

Shame its such poor reporting....they are actually closing Skype and "rebranding windows messenger"

Basically skype is dropping the p2p architecture and is going to be using the old messenger architecture with MS servers sitting in the middle of all traffic......

I've been waiting for someone to announce a "new and improved" P2P chat application to counteract this very problem.

Quick someone put a call out to Kim Dotcom and get him working on it.

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Ten Essential World Cup Apps

dean.collins

http://www.LiveWorldCupChat.com

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LiveWorldCupChat.com

chat with other world cup fans live during the games at http://www.LiveWorldCupChat.com

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Esther '1st lady of internet' Dyson appointed NASA advisor

dean.collins
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conflict of interest

I hope this means that Esther has divested herself personally and all of her related companies / investment vehicles of any startups involved in space flight or space r&D development.....otherwise it's just a case of the "Old Boys network" washing each others back with your tax dollars.

Will be interesting to see if this happens.

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