It’s been an interesting week, so lets just take a moment to toss out a few thoughts.
First thing is the whole patent wars that are going on now. I find it awful, stupid and deplorable. This is what happens when companies are afraid of each other. Instead of working on making things better and competing, they just try to sue each other.
Next on the hit list is Cloud Computing. Microsoft is all in, Amazon and Google have their offerings, and still it hasn’t taken off the way some people thought it would. There are a lot of statistics out there showing that people are moving to the cloud. The problem is what is the definition of the cloud in each case. To be honest, working with small businesses, I don’t see a lot of movement to the cloud for anything other than backup. The biggest reason being they can’t afford the speeds to make cloud computing worth it for anything else.
Coming up in a few weeks are Black Hat, Defcon and B-Sides all out in the Las Vegas area. For those who are going, I look forward to reading your reports and thoughts. Myself, I can’t afford to on my own (Money and time off), and my office won’t pay for me to go to them. So I will try to keep up on the web, see whatever videos I can, and just wait.
Finally, on a totally different tangent, The San Diego Convention going on right now. I refuse to call it Comic-Con, since it really is geared toward the entertainment industry in general, and more specifically a showcase of Hollywood’s attempts to cater to geeks. Sorry, not buying it.