I've collected several sites worth sharing.
The IBM cell has been in the news lately; not only it is the dominant platform for every new generation game console, it's also getting play in the fields of medical electronics and defense computing. Other cool IBM technology in the news lately involves our developments with speech technology. Speaking of play, the recent announcement of Pixar and Disney points out the fundamental shift in the entertainment industry caused by the presence of software-enabled businesses; this kind of deal would have been unheard of a decade or so ago. Speaking of shifts (don't you just love my segues?), this one a victim of technology, Western Union has decided to stop sending telegrams. Other much-lamented victims of changing economics include Sony, who has decided to stop production of their robotic dog, the Aibo, and Konica Minolta, who has gotten out of the camera market.
Turning my attention to the needs of all you ubergeeks out there, check out Andrew Carol's implementation of the Babbage Difference Engine, made entirely of Legos. Are you lusting after some Googlestats? Check out this study on web authoring statistics. Need a code warrior/are you a code warrior with spare cycles? Check out this site that brings together both. Interested in the latest buzz in Silicon Valley? Check out ValleyWag. Finally, if you long for a nostalgic look at the web, check out the very first banner ad on the Web.
A Potpourri of Sites
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