In the News: 2012-04-30

Written on:April 30, 2012
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Mac News: Is the iPad cannibalising Apple’s MacBooks?   
Is Apple cutting the MacBook’s throat with the iPad? The question — whether the company’s tablet cannibalizes sales of its own portable computing line — is ultimately impossible to answer, or at least quantify: One can’t look into a counter-factual crystal ball to view an alternate universe without the iPad.     
Read full story => macworld

Technology News: Web history – CERN open sourced World Wide Web today in 1993  
We’ve noted many successful open source projects and products before on this blog, and the Web is arguably the biggest one of them all. Two such products we’ve failed to recognize, however, are the very first web browser and server, simply called World Wide Web, developed by Tim Berners-Lee.    
Read full story => royal.pingdom

Programming News: OO != Computing, Newer != More modern   
Have you ever heard a Java-only programmer complain about your way of solving a problem is “bad because it is not object oriented”. Java is one of the (relative to Smalltalk or Lisp) new languages, hence it must be more modern, right? And ORMs are newer and hipper than those old boring outdated relational databases. Am I not right?    
Read full story => ORM, OMG!

Other News: MPEG – the standards experts behind the DVD industry – celebrate 100th meeting   
The Emmy Award-winning Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), developer of audio and video digital compression standards such as MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 that have helped launch the multi-million dollar MP3, set top box, DVD and mobile communication industries and are used by millions of people worldwide on a daily basis, holds its 100th meeting in Geneva, Switerland, on 30 April-4 May 2012.    
Read full story => ISO

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