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April Fools Talk and a Few Podcasts

I’ve been busy with some various talks and podcasts. Most interestingly, on April Fools Day, I was invited to give a talk to Cornell University’s IT Architecture Forum, a group of IT people from around the university. In honor of the date, Cornell’s Mark Anbinder (who’s also a TidBITS contributing editor) asked me to come and discuss our annual April Fools issues, focusing in particular on those articles that later came true and what it takes to predict the future via a prank. The second half of the program devolves more into personal reminiscences, stories from the audience about their favorite pranks, and thoughts about future pranks. Mark videotaped the entire talk and has now posted it for everyone to watch.

A few days later, on 03-Apr-08, I participated in The Ultimate Mac Roundtable on The Tech Night Owl Live, joining Rob Griffiths of Macworld, Ted Landau, Kirk McElhearn, and David Biedny along with host Gene Steinberg.

Finally, back on 27-Mar-08, I talked with Gene Steinberg on The Tech Night Owl Live about the return of the browser wars, rekindled after Apple chose to “encourage” installations of Safari for Windows in Software Update along with an important new version of QuickTime. Also in that show, Steve Sande talks about “Take Control of iWeb: iLife ’08 Edition.”

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