I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possibly
already be so old-fangled that an early practitioner like Ichbiah can
already no longer be with us?
The thought was so disquieting that it took me immediately back to the last
time I wrote about Ichbiah, and indeed about Ada Lovelace for whom his
language was named. It was in the context ... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Sant... (more)
From Automation to Virtual Security, a round-up of the Virtualization themes
& topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the
world-class speaker faculty at the 5th International Virtualization
Conference & Expo being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan.
Beyond Datacenter Virtualization - How can the benefits of virtualization now
be applied to transform branch and remote office efficiency and productivity?
Where do new opportunities lie for realizing a truly dynamic enterprise?
Certeon's Co-Founder & Director of Research, Shawn Cooney, will b... (more)
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)
Jeremy Geelan's i-Technology Blog: Can Blogging Change the World?
Ina wonderfully eccentric [and subsequently deleted] posting last
week entitled "Does the old school accept blogging?" Alan Williamson
suggests not only that I am a late adopter to the world of blogging,
dragged-reluctantly-into-the-future-through-a-hedge-backwards kind of thing,
but also that the reason for this is - not to beat about the bush - that I'm
more or less a hidebound relic of a bygone age.
So permit me quickly to extinguish both myths.
First, as to blogging. Alan references my recent Are We Blogging Each O... (more)