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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft's survival strategy ->

mektronik writes: BBC is giving microsoft a free ad today. "Innovation is vital to the future survival of Microsoft, according to its own research head" and preview some technologies m$ beleives will keep it dominant: they list the Tablet PC (still); a computer game for kids that lets kids create a computer game; etc.
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Programming

Submission + - stoners make better programmers/designers?

mektronik writes: I have recently, albeit belatedly, come across a genera of music calling itself Nerdcore. It is essentially hip hop for geeks with rappers such as MCPlus+. The interesting part to note is that MOST of them talk about getting stoned while programming, this is something that I myself have long indulged in as have many friends of mine. On the other hand I have worked with a lot of programmers that do not. I generally find a strong correlation between stoners and better coders/designers, I have historically put this down to "thinking out of the box", but may in fact be a lot deeper. Am I totally off the mark? what do you think?

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