Archive for July, 2006

Windows Vista Speech Wreck-cognition

July 29, 2006

At Micrsoft’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday, Vista product manager Shanen Boettcher set out to show just how easy to use the speech recognition technology built into upcoming Windows Vista software will be. But something went very wrong

Watch the video for quality Microsoft software at work.


How Much for a Post on Your Blog?

July 1, 2006

There’s a new company called Pay per post that launched recently that has been getting a whole lot of attention.

Sites like Techcrunch and Techmeme contain some fierce discussions on the morality of this company. Is getting paid to write a post about something unethical to the blogger ‘profession’? Right now, most seem to be leaning towards the view that this is immoral and are saying things like “this will destroy bloggers” (that was one of the headlines about this Payperpost company on Digg).

Apparently the issue is that people who are doing this aren’t disclosing the fact that it’s a paid post. This is the issue for the majority of naysayers that differentiates Payperpost from other sites that basically pay you to blog (Google Adsense, Amazon affiliate links, and similar things that are popular with the blogger crowd). Me? I say with disclosure, it’s fine.

And yes, this is a ‘sponsored’ post.

Edit: Here’s what I saw at the Techcrunch blog about this company: