• Wow.... What did Ballmer drink yesterday ? Pure alcohol mixed with prozac or what ? So Microsoft is trying to push to millions of users a "work in progress" ? Microsoft is asking corporations to base their data infrastructure on a "work in progress" ? I call that a dramatic miscommunication...
  • The launch of the iPhone is a flop in France. It's a flop too in Germany where prices have already significantly dropped. Here, Orange and Apple are renegociating their initial agreement (in french). To be honest, and when I see how Orange stores hide the iPhone since the very first day of release in the country, I'm not surprised at all. I really wonder if Orange decided from the very beginning to do that to put the iPhone in the shadow, show the sales model is unadapted to Europe, and eventually renegociate it for iPhone 2.0...
  • AT&T revealed the Pogo browser... It's based on Mozilla, as the dialog in this screenshot clearly shows it. If you look at the flash ad, it looks nice. And then you read the Ars Technica review (first link in this paragraph), discover that you need a multi-proc machine with plenty of ram and a turbo graphics card to even run the browser normally, "Pogo's UI is very different than most other web browsers—so different, in fact, that several of us found it difficult to figure out exactly how to do typical web-browsery things on it", and find it's yet another nice epitaph for a product that's not released yet... HEY, in fact, Pogo is the right browser for Vista!!! ROTFL!!! Just one question: did we ever hear from the people who built that beast? AT&T team or contractor? Who are they?
  • Special note to friend Arun Ranganathan : sending an SMS to someone to ask if that person is also in Beijing and available is fine unless that person is actually not in Beijing but in bed, sleeping, because it's 5am in Europe :-) Have a good and productive meeting and say hi to everyone there.
  • [fr] Pour ceux qui ont raté cette information capitale, la Loi instituant le CNE a été abrogée dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi... Encore bravo à l'équipe qui a pondu ce bouzin.