Intel Developer Forum was this week and I have gone 3 times but didn't go this year.
The last days keynote is here by Genevieve Bell who is an anthropologist. Below is a video of her keynote and the presentation.
To help the attendees tweet the her presentation Genevieve inserted Twitter Blue Birds to help people know what to tweet.
Part of why I like to blog is there are things I can say or show that is too hard to tweet. It is so much easier to tell a story. Here are the four insight that Genieve shared.
One of the points made is being in the moment, in the flow. One of the problems Windows has is association with this.
To its credit Windows doesn't crash the way it used, but I would say the number 1 irritant is Windows Update. I can almost count on when I fire up Windows that Windows update will disrupt my flow. Now to be fair I only use Windows once a month and too many times there is a critical update that forces a reboot. Or I just get used to when I fire up Windows I allow 15-30 minutes at the beginning to run Windows update. Luckily I just run Windows on parallels on my Mac. The Mac does have updates as well, but they almost never force themselves in my flow.
Intel just announced it was shutting down its plant in the Boston area because it is stuck in 32nm wafer fab past and Intel is getting ready for a 14 nm future. The old way of Intel was to build big complex processors to make money. It looks like the new way is billions of small, low cost, power efficient chips. Huh, sounds like the ARM strategy.
One of the things that doesn't get presented is whether Intel has figured out a future that allows the selling of these small devices, making little money on the billions of small devices because in the big picture Intel can figure out where to maximize its profit across the whole system. Its like Google giving away Android so it can make money on advertising.
OK this what i wanted to say. Couldn't do this in a tweet.