Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Razors and Nanotech?

with every few years, we are seeing increase in the number of blades in razors. "The Economist" come up with good analysis on this razor war. Where this going to end,
"........70 years after King Gillette invented the safety razor for someone to come up with the idea that twin blades might be—or, at least sell—better........"

The analysis provides few scenerios, and key finding...

"just like Moore's law—the observation that computer chips double in power every 18 months or so—it seems that technology as well as marketing determines the rate at which new blades are introduced."

One prediction is,
"..........the 14-bladed razor should arrive in 2100...."

My prediction:

"by 2100 nanotechnology will evolve and most of razor will have millions of tiny blades capable of shaving only... Lets see who will break Million blade in one razor mark"

Lets see, how good pundit I am...

bye for now..

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

iPhone: Something is brewing

Apple, an icon for 2 digital age, is again brewing somthing in ots backyard. Seems like its really in backyard, in the silicon farms of Tiawan.

iLounge published the unconfirmed report but seems reliable,

"Apple is working on “an iPod with phone functions” and could use Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision to build the device, says Johnny Chan, a J.P. Morgan analyst.... ...............ho declined to be identified said Taiwan Green Point Enterprises, which makes plastic cases for the iPod, is in talks with Apple for a role in the phone..."

The market is full of rumor about iPhone. Although the domain of is not owned by Apple, but is.

This is the screen shot from

(the screen shot is copyrighted material of

Interesting fact: It's not that is owned by Apple, but Apple registered this domain in 1999. Seems they had a plan from late '90s.

Should I say, Thought Leadership. But why didnt they buy OK, was not available at that time. But current owner bought just now. Am I missing something in thought leadership.

Question, when did Apple Launch iPod?
hmm.. October 2001.

And When did Apple registered the domain?
Interestingly in October '98. (Date from

2001 was really a watershed year in Apple history.. Check this link,

bye for now...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Mozilla Fiefox 2.0 alpha-1: product from matured company(?)

Mozilla foundation provided the alpha version of Mozilla Firefox 2.0a1 (2.0 Alpha version, seems like pre alpha).

The link:;O=D

(Seems like it was 1.8 release)

Its really pre-production release. I am playing with this more than a day now. Before download, think twice:
  • No plug-ins from 1.5xx will work.
  • Its not going to resolve “infamous” memory leak issue with Firefox. So don’t open more than 4-5 tabs (With 7-8 tabs, I had to go for coffee just check where did I type my last characters)

But it is really fast compare to others (even 1.5x). It provides really smooth experience with web browsing. And you can manage your RSS feeds much better than earlier versions.
I am sticking to new one, although I am missing my 10+ plug-ins.

But I don’t have to go any Blogs and news sites. I am reading from toolbar folder (RSS feeds). (Again, why can’t we integrate our outlook into this)

Those who want to show themselves as geek (;) and dig into Firefox memory problem, check this link. Mozilla foundation has given a spin to this problem, showing its feature (seems like people are maturing within corporate environment),