Today's patrol on the net turned up a lot of good reading. Some of which I think effect AT testing in the case of the Vista article I am posting.
The dark corners of XML: So supporting an open standard means you support MS Word from 14 years ago? Yup. That and Word Perfect for the last 14 years as well. Read about this and other horrors behind legacy programming for the future.
One hundred dollar laptop runs Novel: While I have agreed in the concept that this $100 Laptop was a good idea the trouble shooting Tech Support at Xmas part of me has cringed greatly at the how, what and whys of making susch a device access friendly. Reading this CNN article didn't make me feel any better about it and I guess someone out there will be doing more Open Source development for AT some point down the line.
Sanddisk 32GB Flash Hard Drive: The gang at Sandisk has been talking about Solid State drives for half a decade. Looks like it's really going to happen now. Just imagine a Pac Mate or Braille Note with a 32 GB on board built in drive. Mmmmm...
MS Patch Tuesday 2007: 8 patches and most of them are labeled Critical.
Memory Test For Vista: Looks like this is a good thing and a bad thing. On one hand I am glad that Vista detects memory failures like the one described in the link. On the other hand Vista detects memory issues XP doesn't. What to do?.. What to .. do?
IT Sell Outs: Recently an Arizona college jumped from MS Exchange to Gmail almost overnight. One of the dangers of this, and say a Government on the East Coast jumping to ODF, anti Microsoft mentality in IT is that the changes made are almost always made out of spite towards the "evil empire". As a biproduct of this knee jerk to shed anything MS related people make suggestions that don't consider the issues of special needs populations or the non technical user. The link below doesn't really address this issue, however, what it does do is call out these IT professionals for being "sell outs". I am explaining it really poorly so read this one and see what you think.