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Portable multimedia; The theory of alternate meetings

Apr 11, 20062 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Gearhead: Portable multimedia * Backspin: The theory of alternate meetings * The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

Gearhead: Portable multimedia

Last week BackSpin touched on the immense pain in the butt that having content in a proprietary format can be if you want to use it on a system that doesn’t support that format.

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

Backspin: The theory of alternate meetings

Hang on! I’ve been in this meeting before! I have! It’s the same group of people, we’re just weeks away from launch and these looneys want to change everything!

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

The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

The Coming of the End

It’s like one of those biblical things: “Apple Wednesday announced it has released beta software that lets Mac users run Microsoft’s Windows XP operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.”


RIAA Thwarted SlightlyAA

Back in October last year in a Backspin column I mentioned the case of Tanya Andersion, a 42-year-old disabled single mother from Oregon accused of downloading gangster rap.

The RIAA allegedly hired a company called MediaSentry to hack into Anderson’s computer looking for evidence. The story continues but with less going in the RIAA’s favor than they might like …


Win a Barebones Shuttle PC

Want to win a barebones Shuttle PC with 2GB of Crucial memory? Just answer a trivia question based on Shuttle and Crucial marketing blurb and if you are one of the three lucky winners, you get the goods! Oh, don’t bother after April 24th … the contest has to end sometime.


The Tiered Internet

Am I missing something? In all this furor over the dire possibility of a tiered Internet aren’t people ignoring the fact that it already is tiered?


The Value of Solutions Vendors

I was just researching a company in the Ajax market (you’ll have to read next week’s Network World Web Applications newsletter to find out which one) when I realized something …


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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