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"Our aim is to have a viable Welsh desktop running by the 2003 National Eisteddfod in August. If you want to help, read on!"
More here from ZDnet. "If I wanted to get a Welsh version of Windows, it would mean a lot of lobbying and probably spending a lot of money to get it done," Donnelly said. "With free software it cuts through all that."
Mr. Meckler(CEO Jupitermedia) views blogging as a marketing opportunity. "But it doesn't work unless you have some personality in it," he said.
Tim O'Reilly, (president of O'Reilly & Associates) views blogging as a way for chief executives to do an end run around the company's public relations firms and "glossy brochures" and speak directly to customers and vendors.
Ms. Ireland, (CEO Cheskin, a marketing consulting firm in Calif.) you have to hit just the right tone or you will turn off customers, she said, by making it seem "like you're trying to market the company."
The Government Office Intranet is still haunting me. Will I ever be free? ";->"
Still writing the report. Finally collected everything into one outline, now to sting it all together into a nice read. Later, I'll add some nice formatting, and mouse over tricks.
I've been reading some intranet advice sites, and there are plenty, I think we've got most things covered. One thing I'd like to concentrate on is the internal promotion of the intranet. So that users look there first, before asking someone on the phone. Part of that would revolve around the production of calendar posters placed in every office. Over a few months I guess people would get the message, and the writers will be encouraged.
Here is a nice calendar that I'd like to make into a Manila plugin.
The side by side comparisons for the new G% against the Windows world, "Apple ran the Adobe Photoshop tests using a 600MB Photoshop file."
A 600MB file? What the hell's in that? Is it just a big file in pixels (width x height), or has it hundreds of layers, channels and filters?
I've been reading about the new G5s having upto 8GB of RAM as well, now I'm missing something here, what would a user what with all this horse power? Video? Sure. But Photoshop files? Well, I suppose I haven't really pushed Photoshop for sometime, maybe I should get one of these machines and try. Doing web graphics, and 1 megapixel pix from my digital camera, I couldn't get close to 600MB!
The new bluetooth stuff sounds very good. Using a phone as a proximity sensor, really does blow my mind. To stop iTunes as I move out of a room and start it back up again is pretty cool. And it being Applescriptable opens up a whole new world. Though, I see Nokias aren't yet compatible, only Sony-Ericsson.