The DVD war is beginning to take shape. Hardware manufacturers have been split whether to use the HD-DVD or Blue-Ray format. Several other formats are coming into the fray to join the two leading DVD formats. A third option is a hybrid of the HD-DVD and Blue-Ray formats. There are many reasons to hold off on purchasing a high-definition DVD player. First, the price of the DVD players are still quite high. It will come down eventually. Second, I would rather sit in the sidelines until a clear winner comes out. There’s no sense of buying a high-priced player that might not be popular in the future. The only downside of the new DVD format is the sheer size of the file which makes them longer to download reminiscent of when people had low speed internet connections. Try downloading a 30 to 50 gigabyte movie and you get the picture. Maybe, you won’t get the picture.
Archives for September 2006
Oracle ran a huge ad today in the Wall Street Journal stating that SAP is being left behind. The one-page ad in the back of the B section of the paper quotes Henning Kagermann, SAP AG CEO saying, “We lost share.” SAP is not happy about the ad and has rebutted the claim by Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. SAP’s Bill Wohl, VP of product and solutions public relations said that Ellison’s statement is a misrepresentation. SAP declined to comment whether it had actually lost market share.
No, we didn’t have an earthquake today. Really. Serious now. We did. In fact, there are dozens of earthquakes that occur daily. Most of it is too small to be felt by humans. Here’s an interesting website listing all of the earthquakes big or small over the last 7 days.