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The Stabilized World – there are aftershocks to come

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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The tectonic plates of CPU Land and Pixel World are grinding against each other in a battle for dominance. Caught in between CPU World and Pixel Town is the place known as, The Chipset Zone…. Right now we have a fairly stable Industry with most if not all of the

E3 comes and goes

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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There's not much that's real in Hollywood, so the signs celebrating the arrival of Matrix on Sunset Boulevard simply repeat the obvious. However, as we made our way into the L.A. Convention Center we found the feeling of unreality persisted. Much of the business of E3 is done long

Microsoft in the living room

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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Microsoft has studied the TV/ PC/Communications convergence space for several (four plus?) years. The company understands the magnitude of the issues. But, at the same time, they're still trying to improvise their end-to-end solution to the market. So far, Microsoft has learned a little humility about the inadequacy of

Enormous changes at the last minute

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 23rd 2003 | Discuss
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Nvidia buys MediaQ and boards the fast train to handheld devices  Nvidia is buying MediaQ? Now that's a good use for all that dough Nvidia has had lying around. MediaQ has a line of controllers for handhelds with a range of features for every class of handheld including low-cost

Welcome to Siggraph ... Maybe

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 11th 2003 | Discuss
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Siggraph returns to the West Coast and cuts costs on everything from food, to panels, to signs Hey! Where are we? In order to recover from the fiasco that was Siggraph 2002 in San Antonio, the Siggraph Conference group cut back on a day of the conference, workers, and signage. Also,

Where would I be, without my TV?

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 9th 2003 | Discuss
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In 1999, when we finished our landmark Digital Entertainment Box (DEB) study, I came to the conclusion that television is the center of the universe. Ever since then, like King Arthur's knights, I've searched for an alternate truth and found none. The Holy Grail is TV; we love it, hate it,

Jon Peddie’s Cebit Awards

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 17th 2003 | Discuss
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Going to Cebit wouldn't be half the fun if it weren't for the astonishing and strange things one gets to see there. Space simply does not permit showing all the wacky, wonderful, and weird things that people display at this mega conference. Here then, with that apology, are a few

Cebit 2003

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 15th 2003 | Discuss
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The working press in the Halles of Cebit. The messages for Cebit this year are pretty much the same. The big issues are Wireless Networking for fun and profit, Recordable DVD for fun and profit, phones for all, and cameras everywhere. Security, of course, was a major theme, and if

Looking ahead by looking backwards

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2002 | Discuss
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It seems like a good time to reflect on the year past. If you look at the stock trends for the year and project them forward, the JPR graphics index goes to zero February 7, 2003, and the Dow Jones Industrial Index goes to zero some time in 2005, which of course is

I came for the ride

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 10th 2002 | Discuss
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Taipei is an amazing place, full of contradictions and surprises. The place is haven for taxi users. There are more taxis in Taipei than all of China, Korea and Alaska combined. Well, probably not, but who knows how many taxis are in China? No one, right? Well, no one knows