Sometimes an insiders view affords more optimism. There are still closed worlds that we can't see and that's probably best; sometimes, we are just kids that have to wait till christmas eve before we get to open the presents.
Quotes: "Microsoft is a brand", "the brand is a promise". I wonder what Microsoft sees as it's "promise" and how it weighs promises vs deadlines?
OK, but if the brand is personal computing, how did they allow themselves to fall so far behind in the hand held computing field? Windows phone is shaping up to be a failure because the vast majority of hand helds can't run the OS.
I don't know. Microsoft sounds over confident to me. The BOD has to challenge management to explain why, for example, windows mobile never went anywhere, why Apple and Google are cleaning Microsoft's clock in seemingly all the areas where the companies compete head to head.
are similar picture quality improvements happening with surveillance cameras? The 1080p and improved sound sensitivity would be great for IP cameras. Would be awesome to have MSFT provide more programming and control capabilities in both web cams and
ip cameras. Motion detection, sound analysis, ...
regarding silverlight, does Microsoft have plans to improve WPF? It is kind of complicated to work with. A basic requirement of a bulleted list is not easy to deliver in WPF, Silverlight and I am guessing WP7. And the process of styling a view seems easier
with CSS than with WPF.
Is there still a need for ViewData to pass arguments to a Master page or an EditorFor template partial view? What is the reason for limiting a view to a single model object? Would be neat to be able to pass arguments from a view to a master page.
( on that first case, I am 2 weeks in and MSDN still cannot correct the problem. Not that they are putting much effort into it. But it is an open case. )
Ideal, I think,would be if every process had a run log associated with it. Apps would have a common, always there, place to write diagnostic and error messages to. Pretty much what the IBM AS400 has with job logs and spooled output files. In the case of my
sql server troubles, when sql server decides it can't do something it would write detailed info about the error to the run log. Windows would store the run logs of completed processes. To review a problem, open up the runlog of the completed process and review
Will system internals tools be released as open source? I have Mark's latest edition of the system internals book. I would have gotten more out of the book if it showed how to get at the sys internals info with your own windows and kernel api code.
the planet runs out of oil in, what, 150 years? Coal and natural gas will also be depleted in a time frame close to that of oil.
Once the use of fossil fuels ends, the earth should recover from the damage done. No?
It is the huge and growing population of the world which is what endangers us and the planet.
Every year, something like 3 million more people immigrate into the US. Those additional people both increase the American use of oil, they also decrease the amount of open space in the country. The less open space, the less the capacity to capture energy
from the Sun.
I could go on, speculating about what comes of society and the planet when 10 billion people run out of the natural resources which enable a huge population to support itself. But I will not. I don't want to sound overly hysterical.
Holy cow, man. Think of what the future holds for us!