A few random, and not so random, thoughts that have been circling in my brain for the past week. Here are a few issues worth thinking about a bit.
A new world revealed!
20 years ago, when most of us were still dumb kids despite our relative ages, I was at a meeting with Bill Gates of Microsoft. He gave a presentation on the future of computing as he saw it. He predicted how we would interact with the things around us. He spoke of three devices; a personal interactive device, a portable interactive device and a social interactive device. He explained how all three of these devices would deliver the same content in roughly the same manner from any point on the globe. He predicted that the underlying system would be ubiquitous and the information could come via wire, or through the air in a variety of forms. The most Continue reading
Hey people! Meet the new Windows 8 Start Button!
Authors Note: While the main purpose of this blog is to discuss healthcare and related issues like the economy, and political implications and drivers, I have had a long history in the PC industry going back to the dawn of what we call the modern pc era. As such I have had more than a few people asking me what I think of the new computing trends for touch-based tablets and pcs as well as Windows 8. Please forgive this digression to my past life. Indirectly the trend toward individual personally centered transactions systems is key to our future healthcare needs. Perhaps I will write an article on that as well in the near future. Regardless, I hope most of you will appreciate this article and forgive its intrusion into the healthcare dialog.
I have been both fascinated, and appalled, at the recent reviews of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. I have been fascinated by the continuation of the journalistic trend to initially bash anything from Microsoft or at a minimum begin reviews with lead lines about where or how their products simply Continue reading