Scoble - that would be a great idea - so far the only thing that's come out of MSoft on the search side that's impressed me has been Selberg's work, and the Virtual Earth team has impressed me as well.
I'm sure there's got to be some other impressive people over there... ???
Lots of good stuff to watch over and over - if anyone wants to learn about some interesting search topics like aggregation and query expansion, check out one of Erik's papers on his site.
He created the Metacrawler btw which is what InfoSpace is based on (before the mobile stuff came around) - alot of the InfoSpace guys worked for him, and man - is it depressing over there. Probably because they can't go work for MSN.
Subscribe to the most interesting MS blog imho over at
www.selberg.org my favorite feed other than dilbert
One of the most beautiful and hideous things about this museum is this -
Why where these systems built? what purpose did they hold?
I'm terribly influenced by The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith - and when I'm looking at these videos, I see that these systems were underwritten sometimes by big business, but mostly by the coldwar...
I can hardly think of the coldwar as being something good until I see some of these - that kind of risk - just to have a microsoft/sun/apple today -
That's what they were built for, and the public underwrote the cost of these enormous machines - by one thing. Nuclear threat.
McDonald - I GOTTA meat you! I'm working on a high level assembly compiler right now, I'll be in Redmond next week, and hopefully for good in about a month - I need to figure out how to get assembly into hex - into machine code - and I'm stuck.
I have about a million things I want to talk to you about, so when I'm in redmond, I hope I get the chance well, I imagine your on main campus so it can't be that far if we hooked up!
will my questions ever get answered? How do I find this stuff out! I'm reading the Art of Assembly, hoping some get answered there - but I want to hear about those assemblers - that was insane - I had to watch the video about 5 times just to get a fraction
of what was going on.