My friend Michala has been touring the UK (it seems like forever) and was interviewed this week by the BBC’s Digital Planet on software piracy. You can check out the MP3 feed of the interview now. There is a 1 in 3 chance that the software you have put on your PC is not legal and Michala and the team are out there helping to educate partners and about this with our Keep IT Real campaign.
As Michala says, “By educating customers on how to purchase legitimate software, we can protect them from the risks associated with piracy. And by closing down channels for the sale of pirate software, we can reduce the impact of illegal trade on Microsoft's UK partners."
Black Apple MacBook: Art or fashion? - Crave at CNET.co.uk.
An interesting review by CNET that made me smile as I knew a review like this was coming – the irony of Apple selling a black laptop seems lost on some. I have a wonderful, black Compaq M700 that is about 5 years old and has great design, a terrific screen for time time it was made…and it’s err, black. What goes around comes around. I love Apple’s attention to detail in their hardware design but there a lots and lots of black laptops around. The new Sony AR looks pretty cool but I’m still swooning over my friends Sony SZ. Yummy.
Okay, if I can lay my hands on a DV camera before this time (highly likely) you can star on PTS-TV. I’m going to be at the Partner Community Day on 20 June 2006 at The Novotel in London (day before the Office Devcon). According to the invite for the Community Day it’s “chance to discover everything about Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system”…well, given it’s only one day I doubt we’ll cover everything but nothin like shooting for the stars eh. Seriously though, come along to hear:
Worst case, I’ll buy you a beer and we’ll get you on camera and you can tell me what my team can do for you? And then we can go watch England put a few past Sweden.
ps - any recommendations on a camera gladly accepted.