Other interesting tidbits from the trip

Mobile magazine talked about cameras coming out with wi-fi capabilities.  You would have a wi-fi card the size of an SD card that you would put in your camera to enable instant uploading of photos to the internet.  The article also talked about e-mail capabilities, e.g. e-mailing a photo to someone from your camera.

Million Dollar Baby: Ok, I had no warning about this movie so I feel compelled to highlight this fact for anyone who wants to catch the film.  This movie is sad…very, very, very sad.  I think i cried for the last 30 minutes of the film and I couldn’t help that.  So, if you plan to watch this movie, consider yourself warned.  (It was a good movie, just very, very, very sad.)

As of June 1, Sweden has joined the few other countries who are promoting a smoke-free environment in bars and pubs.  I was shocked that people would want this given what I know of how integral tobacco is in the life of a Swede (esp. when partying).  But, many of these same Swedes were welcoming this change and talked favorably of what they would expect.  Personally, I’m welcoming the change.  I’ve never enjoyed returning from a night out smelling like an ashtray. 

Technology Review magazine has several interesting articles on "Who Will Own Ideas?".  If you get a chance to read it, I’d welcome the debate.  The idea of freeware has many technology companies and other digital media providers unsettled.  The article is contrasted by various perspectives:  Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and takes the perspective that the people who use the ideas own the ideas.  For contrast, Richard Epstein a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago debates that the creators own the ideas.  Is Open Source a threat to Microsoft? Another interesting read written by Charles Ferguson PhD in Political Science from MIT.  I have the magazine in my office if any of my colleagues are intersted…hmmm, would that violate copyright? 

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About Audrey Sniezek

Audrey Sniezek is a rock climbing athlete, climbing coach, computer software/technology enthusiast and occasional enjoys baking, cooking and fine wine.
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