Some Clarifications

In my previous post The problem with being second, it seems like there was a lot of confusion.  I’m going to attempt to clarify some of that.  The heart of that post was meant to point out that people/developers don’t always how close or far they are from a spec, until somebody else tries to…

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64bit versus 32bit

Please don’t start a flame war over this.  It is meant as more of a Dilbert-style post with just the slightest bit of real technical content. 64-bit machines are twice as fast as 32-bit machines because they have more bits. Believe it or not there are still some people inside and outside Microsoft that believe…

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The problem with being second

First, hats off to the Mono team.  I think they’ve done a great job at writing some great software, but also at proving that evil MS really does know how to produce a truly common language runtime that can be properly standardized and ported to other platforms and languages. Now for the meat of my blog. …

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