Vista has this to beat for launch videos. Tough act to follow if you ask me (which you didn't I know).
Video: Original Microsoft Windows 95 Commercial
[update: video on YouTube for people who like to go that way]
I spent the day here today - Microsoft Research in Cambridge shooting some videos and meeting a group of the most fantastic people you could wish to chat with about technology. Coming soon are video interviews with
It was a truly memorable day out listening to a bunch of people who I think have some of the best jobs in Microsoft. Come back soon to hear more...
I'm pretty sure this isn't the Microsoft Home in Redmond as the end of the video suggest more of a concept home in collaboration with HP. Regardless, nice tune but not much to actually see in terms of technology and the bedroom based Tablet PC looks like a Mac more than a PC.
Though I like the tune and some of the idea that house is way too clean and tidy. Don't they have any kids or mid 30 year old techie people trashing the place up? :)
I read an article in IT Week a couple of weeks back and have been meaning to blog about it for a while. Phil Muncaster wrote a small piece in the October 9th issue (that I can't find online for the life of me) that was titled "Smaller Firms afraid to take plunge with blogs". It got me thinking.
According to research of 2000 UK SME's by Fasthosts that Phil quoted, nearly half of SME firms understand the business benefits of corporate blogs (which I doubt highly) but only 3% have plans to start one. Mad eh? I think so and it almost make me want to start some 30 minute consultancy workshops on why SME's should blog. Here is why I think they should:
There is more I could add here but that's my list of 7 for now and I'm going to extend a free offer to any small business in Chiswick that wants blogging help - email me and buy me a coffee in one of the million coffee shops on our High Street and I'll be happy to come and help you get started.
Only a week or so after Google bought YouTube there have neen two incidents of copyright issues in the media. Last week, 30,000 files were removed following a request from Japanese media companies and today the BBC is reporting that 101greatgoals.blogspot.com has been informed by NetResult that the content they have posted to YouTube infringes Premier League copyright.
It was only a matter of time and I expect there will be many more of these stories over the coming months both for YouTube, Google Video and our own Soapbox service which has had a big influx of content this week.
Is it a good thing? I'm undecided though I can definitely see the point of the copyright holders. In some instances it makes sense for the audience to extend the reach of content - for example to drive the popularity of something that perhaps is quite obscure. With content like Premier League football though there is much at stake in terms of resale rights hence it's no surprise that the lawyer types have swung in to action.
It's going to be interesting to watch this unfold over the coming year but something tells me there is going to be a lot more bloodletting before this works itseld out. I'm hopeful that the companies concerned can learn something from Napster and keep the public happy.
Link to BBC NEWS | Technology | Goal footage warning for website