Project Tuva – Physics for People Like Me

I read on CNET today that Bill Gates and Microsoft Research had collaborated to release a series of lectures by Dr. Richard Feynman in the mid-1960s. You should take a moment to watch the first lecture. Aside from the cheesy opening, it is really worth the time. The whole thing is released under the name…

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Contribution, Collaboration, & Implementation – Standards Need Balance

Over the past few months, my passport has received more than its fair-share of stamps. I have spoken with people representing a broad swath of interests about standards and interoperability. A few of these meetings have touched on the role of “openness” in standards. I think the discussion of openness is hugely important, but incredibly…

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A Community of Standards Professionals @ Microsoft

The past year of work for me (since I was regularly blogging) has been all about follow through on lessons learned during OOXML. In short, the leadership of many national standards bodies and more than a few industry players requested that we maintain our engagement on international standardization over the long-term. It may be surprising…

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Hello World…Again

It is time to start blogging again. I have received many emails asking where I went. The simple answer is…I’ve been working. I know that sounds lame, but the truth is that I have been heavily engaged in some internal projects at Microsoft and it was enough to keep me from staying with my blog….

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