The Farm song is in my Top 10 but my guess is Microsoft isn't getting Hooton and the boys on stage at CES. Nope, The Bill-man has something else up his sleeve and Josh has the speculation.
Link to Josh's Windows Weblog : All together now.
Another great post form Anil about something that has been bothering me for a while - packaging of tech products can lead to serious injury. I recently got a Microsoft Notebook 8000 Presenter mouse and I love the internal packaging - it comes with a cool little clamshell that houses both the mouse and the Bluetooth dongle and even a small lanyard to attach to it. However, the product packing was that scary, hard as rock plastic shell that cannot be opened by human hands. It requires scissors at a minimum and probably a chainsaw for most efficient opening. The same is true of some of the XBOX packaging. Of course, the iPOD gets lots of plaudits for it's packaging though they're getting more minimalist these days and the Zune was wonderfully packaged.
Surely someone can help put an end to lost fingers, dangerous cuts and other assorted Christmas injuries by finding either a better way to pack this stuff or an easier way to open it - wouldn't a few perforations in the packing help? Or am I just being too anal about this stuff in the face of the shoplifting it's designed to combat?
Bonus links: The Oyster Awards for hardest to open packaging.
Link to Anil Dash: Ten Thousand Fingers: Little Things Count
Last chance to put your name in the hat for one of 10 limited edition lithographs signed by Hugh MacLeod and kindly donated by Stormhoek. Just post your details in reponse to this or the original post. Only a few hours to go (GMT) til Santa arrives!
You gotta be in it to win it :)
Link to Steve Clayton: Geek In Disguise : Microsoft lithographs: coming soon
Nice work by Long to get CESBlogs.com up and running. It's one event I'd love to attend but this year at least I'll be able to keep tabs on the goings on via this aggregated site that brings together some prolific bloggers including Mary Jo Foley, Ed Bott, Josh Phillips, Robert McLaws, Brandon LeBlanc, Todd Bishops and of course Long himself.
BillG will be there and I have a sneaking feeling I know what one of his demos will be :)
Thanks for bringing this together Long!
you can also Download OPML list for all of the authors
Link to CESBlogs.com at istartedsomething
Seriously, I saw him on NORAD tracks Santa just now though he was moving pretty fast up towards Addis Ababa. Good to see Virtual Earth getting on on the Christmas act :)