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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during January 2007

Yup, I was tagged two weeks ago by Hinkmond and I thought "Hey, this is a good idea to get to know people better" - so here we go: I'm tri-cultural, as in American, German, and Austrian (don't try to throw them Austrians in the "Kraut" bucket - ask Arnold!) and quad-lingual (sounds wrong!?). Ok, well, next to English and German I'd argue that Austrian and Bavarian dialects are distinct and far...
A very interesting in-depth interview of Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz where he comments on the iPhone, open source, and multiple near-death experiences. Highly recommended. The iPhone-related comments begin at around 8 mins. into the interview: "The market ability of a device that is truly closed [limited to static content but not open to dynamic/executable content] just limits its appeal....
So, of course the big news of the week was the introduction of the Apple iPhone. And I have to say: It's impressive. Slick. Cool. It will, in more ways than one, reshape the mobile industry. It is a personal mobile "accessory" with desktop-class power that is tuned to meet the needs of the mobile consumer life-style. It shatters conventions because it radically simplifies and integrates...
I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday break. We here at the Mobile & Embedded Community sure welcomed a bit of a rest after the intense weeks and months up to the Java ME open source launch. The new year is always a good time for reflection and to ponder things to come. So, while things are still quiet I figured I'd take the opportunity to share some thoughts. From all I've seen...