Actual cause of death: Run over by a paving machine.
If everyone on Slashdot does a Google search right now for "Guy Hingston is an asshole", we can get rid of the bankrupcy reference!
It was because in those days all the talk was about covergence of TV and Computers. Of course, MS completely missed the whole mobile and tablet shift that came a few years later, so xbox may now not fit into their future plans. Who knows.
So true.. Kids today are very well versed in the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc), but have no idea of anything technical like setting up a network or troubleshooting hardware. There are exceptions, of course, the nerds who have the interest and might go into IT. But generally, kids are strictly users like most of our parents were.
Funny, that's exactly what we said in the 60's, 70's and 80's when we used 2 digit year codes to save space.
In Canada we have sales tax applied at the checkout, so whatever the price ends with,
Yep, *everyone* has a cell phone now, but a lot of them don't know about Airplane mode or even what roaming charges they will be facing since they don't know how to turn off celular data. I saw it first hand on a flight last week.
I shudder to think what the world will be like in 10 years.
One step closer to The Matrix movie.
Yet millions and millions of locked cell phones are sold every year.
But this list is for 2012..
I'm hollding out for 4800x600.
Sorry to say, but the way things are going, that sounds overly optimistic.
I was thinking the same thing. Also, Facebook is by definition, a social networking site. Ubuntu is an operating system. I don't expect my operating system to behave like a social website.