A friend sent me this nugget of personal computing history.
It’s digitized recording of a Bill Gates speaking to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club in 1989.
If you curious about learning more about the history of the personal computing revolution, I recommend Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine.
I’ve been using ideas from David Allen’s Getting Things Done book for more than a couple of years. The GTD system has worked marvellously for me.
One of the great things about the GTD system is it can be implemented any number of ways. It doesn’t matter if you prefer using pen and paper or a personal digital assistant device, like a Palm handheld.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a solution was designed from the ground up for GTD, you are in luck. Recently, a number of applications have appeared on the horizon.
If you prefer an desktop application, try MyLife Organized or ThinkingRock. Developed using the Java programming langugage, ThinkingRock isn’t pretty, but does run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. MyLifed Organized is available on Windows and Pocket PC platforms.
Another DB2 Chat with the Lab session is coming up. Here’s the details:
DB2 9 pureXML in Action
Wednesday, March 28th
8 AM Pacific, 10 AM Cetral, 11 AM Eastern, 4 PM London, 5 PM Paris
DB2 9 pureXML makes it easy to store, query, and manipulate XML. In this session we’ll describe how pureXML can be used in various industries such as financial services, healthcare, and insurance. Illustrations will be provided to show how pureXML can be part of a Forms, SOA, or Web 2.0 application. We’ll also describe how you can get started with pureXML.
Join Sal Vella, Vice President of DB2 Development, and Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff Member, to find out more about pureXML applications and demonstrations.
Click to RSVP for this session.
I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I’ve just been swamped with a variety of professional and personal projects.