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Forbes.com | Original Gin

April 24th, 2004

Forbes.com | Original Gin: "Gin is essentially a clear distilled grain spirit flavored with various 'botanicals,' the most prominent of which is juniper. The production is a two-stage process. First, grain alcohol is distilled to a very high proof and totally flavorless spirit.

Forbes.com | The Best Single Malt Whiskies

April 24th, 2004

Forbes.com | The Best Single Malt Whiskies:

"For lovers of single malt Scotch whiskies, this is a dram good time to be alive, a veritable golden age of plenty where tavern shelves groan under an ever-expanding selection of bottles.

The range of single cask whiskies from independent bottlers is increasing constantly, and the big distilleries, having woken up to the commercial potential of the liquid gold lying heretofore unappreciated in their cellars, have begun offering an expanding range of limited production, special-edition bottlings of their own.

Intellectual Capital | Trademark Bidding on Google

April 23rd, 2004

Intellectual Capital | Trademark Bidding on Google:

"Google's opening up trademarked keywords for bidding is one more piece of power shifted away from corporations and toward consumers. I imagine corporations will waste little time heading to court to protect their property.

A9: The Future of Information Access?

April 23rd, 2004

A9: The Future of Information Access?:

"We go online to find things. Amazon's earlier decision to provide access to Web search alongside its integrated product search was a major recognition of that fact. Unlike those goofy 'search the Web' boxes some sites use that take you off the site, A9 combines search in the digital (Web) world with search in the analog (book) world.

One nation under Internet Protocol | Perspectives

April 12th, 2004

One nation under Internet Protocol | Perspectives | CNET News.com:

"While an all-IP world may not happen immediately, over the next 10 years, our communications networks will very likely follow the lead of the aggressive rollouts in Korea and Japan."

The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

April 12th, 2004

The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

"Simon Moore, from Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory, who is leading the Community in Cambridge, says:

"We can take a 1960s supercomputer, shrink it to the size of a sugar cube and sell it for under £10, but how do we use it to make your life better? It needs to be sentient, loyal, small and low maintenance.

HOT Topics! Article: mental models

April 7th, 2004

HOT Topics! Article:

"[Interviewer:] So mental models are not only for understanding what there is now, but also for being able to cope with unexpected, unfamiliar situations?

[Norman:] A good question to ask is 'where is the mental model needed?' It's used in learning.

Programming Contests, Software Development: Topcoder

April 5th, 2004

Programming Contests, Software Development, and Employment Services at TopCoder:

"Over 30,000 developers are competing to build your next application. Learn how TopCoder delivers high-quality software at a lower cost than the competition."

The future is Kuma:War| Kuma:War News

March 30th, 2004

The future is Kuma:War

Kuma:War News:

"'All traditional news channels can do is ask the questions,' says Keith Halper, CEO of the New York-based news-cum-games service. 'What we did was get on-the-ground photos, satellite images and so on to model the building exactly.

The VB Army starts to march | At VSLive! 2004

March 29th, 2004

The VB Army starts to march:

At VSLive! 2004 Microsoft Lures Developers with Productivity:

"Finally, despite the recent pushback of Whidbey's release until 2005, (based on the number of crashes during demos, that's a good thing), it's apparent that Visual Studio, the .NET framework, Microsoft's major languages (C# and VB.NET), and a host of ancillary tools are making rapid strides that will result in more productive development and more stable applications.