BW thinks Apple's School Days are Numbered. "Mom and dad have spoken, and what they say is this: Why should my child work on a Mac in class when most people use PCs at home and in the office?" Good point... I love Macs myself, and all my kids have one, but this point is tough to work around.
The Rolling Stones, one of the last marquee holdouts against online music distribution, have finally agreed to sell their music online. They'll be on Real's Rhapsody exclusively (i.e. not Apple Music Store). Guess they're showing some sympathy for the devil...
Remember Nutch? (An open source search engine, sometimes mentioned as a competitor for Google.) My friend Gary points out "Nutch is written in Java. End of story – it'll never compete. You need native code for this kind of stuff." Yeah, probably true.