“If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it’s done.” – Scott Adams
There was a time when big operating systems ran on big iron. IBM, Data General, Burroughs, DEC, and other computer makers built big machines with big, blinking lights, and big price tags. They ran grown-up software and they supported multiuser operating systems. If you wanted … Read More → "Postage-Stamp Linux"
We are gathered here today to celebrate the matrimony of operational technology and information technology. During the years they have been together, their understanding of each other has grown and matured, and they have decided to live their lives together. But how exactly are they going to do that? With a little help from us, of course. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Lou Lutostanski … Read More → "Marrying the Worlds of OT and IT"
“Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street.” – Paulo Coelho
Arabs call it kismet. Westerners, fate. English-speakers talk about a coincidence. Buddhists refer to karma. And The Police called it Synchronicity II.
I think the universe is trying to tell us something.
Just last week I railed on the Read More → "The Cloud Slaps Another Sinner"
Today we’re going to talk sound. Two separate stories – one where we can enjoy sound, the other where sound can work for us.
You Sound Well!
Our first story comes from USound, originating in a discussion we had at last fall’s MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress. They’ve developed a small MEMS speaker that can give flat sound-pressure levels (SPLs) from 10 … Read More → "Sound Off – No Wait, Sound On!"
“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas
I don’t like this. I don’t like it at all.
This “cloud” thing has got to stop before it kills somebody. They can make frustration-free packaging for consumer goods, so why can’t someone design frustration-free electronics, too? Oh, … Read More → "Forecast: Cloudy"
Once again, a news story has appeared in time to provide a topical twist to a story that was already underway. At the beginning of January, distribution giant Arrow Electronics announced that it had bought einfochips – a 1500-person “design and managed services” company. To quote the release, einfochips’ activities include, “developing custom hardware and software and new business models for the Internet of Things (IoT)”. And this announcement neatly … Read More → "The Changing Face of Distribution"