I spoke with Bob Cringley earlier this week regarding NerdTV. Do check out his new PBS show next Tuesday.
I've been working on the manuscript for the Handbook most evenings this week. I typeset my most recent books using Adobe Framemaker, but for this latest effort I'm using the Adobe CreativeSuite, and InDesign in particular. It's quite a powerful and easy to use system. As I play some possible book designs, I realize how challenging it is to capture the essence of a system's architecture in an accessible form; it's easy to write volumes about any one system, but distilling that essence is much harder.
In a couple of weeks, I'm off to the Bay Area to speak at the SDForum regarding web-based architectures, so I'm assembling materials for that event.
If you haven't done so already, check out Irving Wladawsky-Berger's blog. Irving is another IBM, and he regularly posts some thoughtful pieces, the most recent on the topic of software patents. Irving is also quite passionate about the cinema, and he has some delightful riffs on that topic as well.