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"The unexamined life is not worth living." — Plato There's no doubt that Plato was on to something. The observation, from Plato's Apology, is a recollection of the speech Socrates gave at his trial...and for all that Socrates may have lived a little before Tim Berners-Lee and knew nothing of HTML or the World Wide Web, he was nobody's fool. Sometimes it is only by pure chance that some of us get a chance though to subject their own lives to Socratic scrutiny. In my case it arises because on this day two years ago I was operated on (successfully as it turned out) for the most lethal of all the cancers, pancreatic cancer – and if you can't scrutinize your life two years after having it salvaged by a sure-handed surgeon who succeeded 100% in resecting the tumor concerned, then when can you? But here's the thing. In conducting my weekend scrutiny, I realized that most ... (more)

Ray Ozzie Predicts Amazing, Pervasive Cloud-Centric IT World

"I see a great, expansive future for our industry and for our company," wrote Ray Ozzie in his October 28, 2010, internal memo to Microsoft's executives, "a future of amazing, pervasive cloud-centric experiences delivered through a world of innovative devices that surround us." Ozzie titled the memo "Dawn of a New Day," a phrase that he felt best summed up his sense of excitement and hopefulness about the world's IT future: "It’s the dawn of a new day – the sun having now arisen on a world of continuous services and connected devices." Below, as a service to Cloud Computing Journal ... (more)

"Semantic Web" Is Getting Closer and Closer, Says Tim Berners-Lee

In February, unnoticed by many, two standards became W3C recommendations: the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL). This was the signal that Tim Berners-Lee's next project, the "Semantic Web" - an extension of the current Web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation - is considered by the W3C to be ready now for more widespread adoption. Bringing his keynote audience up to date at the 13th annual WWW Conference, Berners-Lee reported that attendees could go straight out ... (more)

How Four Months Can Very Soon Feel Like Four Years

Strange just how much can happen in one-third of a year. Four months ago to the day, I was wheeled into an operating theater in Denmark's top hospital. In the intense few hours that followed, a gifted surgeon and a deeply professional team obtained a dream result: they successfully resected a malignant tumor from my pancreas and then took an incredible number of biopsies from surrounding tissue, just to be on the safe side. Each and every one subsequently came up negative, so the cancer hadn't spread. Day One - Righospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark I wrote briefly about the experience... (more)

BigDataExpo New York Speaker Profile: David Lucas – GCE

With BigDataExpo 2012 New York (www.BigDataExpo.net), co-located with 10th Cloud Expo, now less than a week away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transf... (more)