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Archive for June, 2009

Wishing you were (virtually) here

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2009 @ 11:13 am in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Yesterday I participated in an interesting experiment …. EETimes’ Virtual conference on Multicore. It was an interesting chance to catch up with the latest attempts at running a “conference” online. I recall attending and participating in a couple of these early in the decade – I gave a talk (a bit of a disaster if [...]

DAC 2009 Preview

Posted: Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 @ 3:48 pm in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

This year, I thought that I might not make it to the 2009 Design Automation Conference, even though it is back in San Francisco, my back yard, so to speak. This is because during the previous two weeks I will be on a busman’s holiday at a summer school, teaching at ACACES 2009, and giving [...]

Tech development …. as seen by Hollywood

Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 @ 10:46 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Last night I saw a rerun of the movie Sneakers, from 1992, with Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley and several other well-known actors.   It reminded me that Hollywood is amusing whenever it  uses advanced technology as an incidental device, but it is even more amusing when the movie’s main focus is technology developers. Almost [...]