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Demo and the Next Big Things; Sound advice from Acid Pro

Feb 21, 20062 mins
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* Backspin: Demo and the Next Big Things * Gearhead: Sound advice from Acid Pro * The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

Backspin: Demo and the Next Big Things

I recently attended the Demo ’06 show in Phoenix and, while the show is hosted by Network World, I can honestly say it is one of the most exciting industry events I know. What Demo shows is that innovation is alive and well. Given that most of the 700 attendees were venture capitalists, it also shows there’s money out there looking for the Next Big Thing.

To read this week’s Backspin in its entirety, click here.

Gearhead: Sound advice from Acid Pro

This week we embark onto the seas of multimedia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at products and technologies that will make your struggles with graphics, audio and video a lot easier.

To read this week’s Gearhead in its entirety, click here.

The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

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Gibbs Out Loud: “Episode 41,750: Worry, Worry, Worry.”

As threatened in Gearhead, an episode of “Gibbs Out Loud”, titled “Episode 41,750: Worry, Worry, Worry.” is available …


First MacOS X Virus Found

According to an article on MacRumors: “On the evening of the [February] 13th, an unknown user posted an external link to a file on MacRumors Forums claiming to be the latest Leopard MacOS X 10.5 screenshots … The resultant file decompresses into what appears to be a standard JPEG icon in MacOS X but is actually a compiled Unix executable in disguise.”


Outstanding Illusions

Nope, nothing to do with IT or networking, just insanely cool anamorphic art in building interiors …


Ultimate Touchscreen

Remember in the movie Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses two hands to manipulate images on a display? Didn’t you immediately think “I want one too!”? Well, looks like multi-point touch displays aren’t far off …


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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