Ready, Set, Translate. err… or Auto Translate…

This concept of instant translation enabling collaboration around the world is amazing and very powerful.  This will change the world.  Someday soon, we will start seeing people begin to be scared of this.  Don’t be scared.  Figure out how to use it to raise the level of interactivity between you and your customers and your partners.  Think of an e-commerce system or a content management system that now can eliminate (err, reduce the headache caused by) the globalization effort when publishing their site.  “Why Pen Computing Could Put You Out of Business,” by David Coursey, Executive Editor, AnchorDesk. 

Saw this on Scoble, of course…

Never Forget

Image of Two Towers, courtesy of Insight.

I don’t have words to describe how I felt this morning while watching and listening to youth read the names of those who perished two years ago.  The youth were children of the fallen, and they would read the almost 2,800 names this morning.  I will never forget.

Two years ago I was preparing for work at home, most of the family was still in bed. (pacific time zone).  I was listening to my favorite sports talk station, and the host came on and said something to this effect… “Well, it looks like that will be the last that you hear from us today.  If you haven’t already heard, a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, and the news guys are coming in….”   I listened and then watched for the next couple of hours.  I remember that I could not stop feeling that this was a deliberate attack from the backside, by some (at that time, unknown to me) group that had crossed the line. 

I remain convinced that the war on terrorism is justified.  I’m sorry that 9/11 has become such a political thing.  This does not have to be political. 

This news story is worth archiving somewhere.  “We Have Some Planes,” Hijacker Told Controller, by Matthew L. Wald with Kevin Sack, The New York Times, October 16, 2001..


Back in the Saddle

Has it really been a month?  Honest, I wasn’t lost in the park for the entire month.  A lot has been going on with the new version of BizTalk Server 2004 (Beta) and continuing with Content Management Server 2002.  Had lunch today with Arpan Shah, technical product manager for CMS, and we were asking ourselves when the first book focused on CMS was going to be published….  Hey Mr. Cawood, what’s the hold up?  🙂 

If anyone else is going to publish about CMS, let me know and I’ll help tell the teeming millions. 

…so this is what the inside of a blog looks like….