On China

China is this, China is that… So-called experts have said. Usually about whether they will go beyond the U.S. or not. But, no matter what, the social state of 1.3B people gets some close to her and is willing to disturb its neighbors plus remote ones. That’s the thing.
To prepare this oriental impact properly, we first have to see them straight and read them accurate. One-eyed speculation? Intentional simplification? No more!

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More to South Korea Than Meets the Eye

How valuable is South Korea as an ally? What about the Korean Peninsula in a geopolitical perspective? People in my country—almost everyone—still think the former is dependent and close to the latter.
Back in the mid-20th century, the two were virtually the same. Nowadays, however, for free countries such as the U.S., one could be much higher than the other. Why is that? The hint is in what South Korea is doing outside the peninsula.

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Misleading Tens of Thousands

Looking back, he was eminent when in talking about the past and about theories. Applause here and there. But he left me with a shadow of a doubt when he entered the world he doesn’t know well: he started to deal with ins and outs of real-life politics, and environment issues. Finally into foreign affairs, he’s misleading tens of thousands of people, covering their eyes. His latest is at the top.

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From Fresh Air to a Leaning Tower

A webcast called JKJ-TV has provided economic and other insights for years in a libertarian perspective. It was kind of fresh air to many people tired of anti-government, social counterparts. Thousands of followers collected. Months ago, it changed its identity as a news cast—JKJ-News . And now, it’s about to charge.
But this tower started to lean as it covered things in a daily basis. In a few weeks, it became clear the cast came to its limit in many ways. As a seasoned subscriber, and also as a rebel, I pick up a scope and check it out deeply.

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The reality of File History feature in Windows 8.

Comment on File History Feature

I would provide this as an evidence that upgrades in Windows world does not always mean getting better. But, don’t be relieved. The same came in the Mac world when Apple recently upgraded iWork to balance the desktop version with its web cousin.


My favorite tech journalist Paul Thurrott is finally out from a corporate life and about to begin new on his own.

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

I left this comment on his reminiscence...


How a princess fought her fate, overcame her femininity and, finally, became a king. | IMDb

Elizabeth (1998)

POSTER: © 1998 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


Last Thursday, Henry Edward Roberts, arguably the father of personal computer, passed away at the age of 68. He made an electronic kit named Altair 8800 in 1975. Soon the kit made two young men, moved from WA, popular.

Ed Roberts with Altair 8800

On the day he’s gone, the two, now in their 50s, memorized him here .

PHOTO: Computer History Museum


For a technology company, going on offense with software patents seems like an act of desperation, relying on the courts instead of the marketplace . . . suing a competitor typically makes them more relevant, not less.

Jonathan Schwartz , in his blog What I Couldn’t Say

Courier Lil’ New

Again, watch the video first. Already wide-spread, it shows a scenario with Courier device.

Courier in action

Some say it’s an another vaporware from the Redmond company. Is it? Look closer. The device in the video barely show any revolutionary. Each piece is clear and present technology. What looks truly amazing is the proper combination. Somewhere between OneNote and the following vision.

Future Vision

The thing is Courier looks almost away from the traditional, file-centric computing. And this approach was once tried and implemented by another player more than 15 years ago. It was the first device called PDA. Newton MessagePad wasn’t perfect. There was no connection, no camera, and of course no phone. However, it gave the world a new blossom of computing. I don’t remember who and where but it’s described as information-centric computing .

(EDIT: Read what happened later to the team that ignited Courier.)