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[News] Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon SpinANN.lu
Posted on 05-Nov-2000 22:55 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä9 comments
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Bill was called into a panel of experts to discuss Transmeta and their upcoming IPO in an edition of TechTV's Silicon Spin program. Here's the article and a video clip.

Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 1 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
There is no video clip. Or, there is no videoclip in an open format. So unless you have a Windows box, theres no video for you. How cool.
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 2 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by the man in the shadows on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Mark Olsen):
Not amazing stuff really. Also, not any new information that the world didn't already know anything about. Bill says nothing about the Amiga, but is recognized as an expert of hardware/software "emulation" by being a part of the show. It was interesting to know that he knew so much about it. I guess it's the whole ploy of keeping your "enemies" closer eh?
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 3 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by MAS on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Watched it in Real (chunky) Video. It's kind of cool that our
own Bill has got himself on a panel of what I assume is a web
based show. He didn't get in more than a few sentences, but what
he did say sounded more authoritative than most of what the rest
of the panelists had to say. Some of the others were more inter-
ested in conspiracy theories hinting that Intel is trying to des-
troy Transmeta (via IBM). I have to admit that IBM's timing seems
kind of suspicious, but Bill seemed to be of the opinion that the
issues were mostly technical.
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 4 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Mark Olsen):
Maybe you should get your facts straight instead of spreading FUD.
I watched that on my Mac, and my Linux boxes.
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 5 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Bob C. on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
I watched the 1/2 hour show on TV as well. It is on TechTV (formally ZDTV) Hosted By John C. Dvorak (who was missing that day).
I upgraded my cable box to DIGITAL cable and was then given a choice of new programming and Silicon Spin was one of the options, I had only been able too watch it on the WEB before the upgrgade.
It very nice to know Bill is considered a "Talking Head" expert and was asked to be on this panel. The AMIGA BUZZ continues!
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 6 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Mathew on 05-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Okay, maybe I'm missing something, but I've tried the link three times, and all I ever read is an article called "IBM Cancels Crusoe ThinkPad". What does this have to do with things Amiga?
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 7 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 06-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
Yes, I know that Real Networks have ported their player to Wrack and Linux, but that doesn't change the fact that the network protocol and file formats are closed. Last time someone reverse engineered the protocol, they got sued far into hell.
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 8 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Kent Seaton on 06-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Mathew):
potential hardware threat (to us, yeah right) which attempts to do the same thing in hardware that Amiga/TAO is essentially doing in software. What would be interesting to see is how well the Crusoe runs at native code and how hard it would be to write the needed foundation layer from the AmigaDE.
Can you say, "Serious potential of native code with cross platform binary without the use of hardware/software emulation?" Okay, so maybe that's a mouthful, but you get the point.
Bill McEwen appeared on Silicon Spin : Comment 9 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Martin Baute on 06-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Mark Olsen):
That´s the way business goes. Any whining is a waste of time. Only chance you have, provide a market so big that they actually port their stuff over to you. The Linux hype made some people believe that, as long as everything is Open Source, all is well. I tend to disagree. Linux has thousands of developers, and the interface (talking KDE 2.0 here) still doesn´t stand a chance against Mac, Amiga, and yes, Windows, because it lacks any consistency. (Even worse than Classic AmigaOS with MUI, ClassAct / Reaction, Gadtools, ...)
(And before attending Linux people flame me to hell, yes, KDE 2.0 in itself is consistent. But do you have all the apps and features you possibly need wrapped in a KDE 2.0 UI? Nope, sorry.)
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