Category Archives: atom

Toshiba 11″ Windows 7 Tablet

Todd casts his eye over Toshiba‘s upcoming Windows 7 tablet, with a larger than usual screen at 11.6″, Atom processor and dual cameras. Being very early to the booth, there was no one readily available to talk to, but as you can see from the video, the Toshiba tablet appears to be a prototype. The jury’s still out on the oversize screen on this one, but there were tablet designs for every possible configuration and use.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

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Atom over RSS your Kidding Right?

Well it has been a few months since someone got started on this debate again. It seems some engineer over at Amazon is saying Atom over RSS and he goes into quite a lengthy informative post about it, that makes a good read. But I’ll be honest when was the last time you visited a website that only had a Atom feed on it versus a RSS?

I did get a e-mail from someone tonight that said, “I clicked on the RSS button, and your page come up in code I could not read” he proceeded to tell me I had to fix it to make it look like a regular web page.

I explained to him that RSS is not meant to be read, but some services have converted peoples RSS into a page that can be read. I am not gonna talk about diminishing your brand on those services tonight, but what I will say is that even with the massive domination of RSS, and near non adoption of Atom the Amazon engineer words are likely wasted as their are no software tools built today to exploit all this functionality that Atom purportedly has. Meanwhile we will have to continue to educate consumers on exactly the benefits of RSS []

Why does Sam Ruby have his nose in the RSS 2.0 Specification?

Hey Sam

You have Atom thats your Baby, the question I have is why are you involved in the RSS 2.0 specification discussion?
You have been very outspoken on RSS for all this time. Keep your hands off the RSS specification, or have you been given your marching orders by your employer IBM? I am not at all pleased that people with commercial interest are messing with the RSS standard that I and others have invested significant dollars into deploying sites that depend on the specification being rock solid, with your hands meddling in something that should not be happening in the first place makes me realize there is a lot more going on here than meets the eye! [Scripting News]


Google Reader

This was just released by Google and my initial 5 minutes impression is that they rely on Atom a great deal. I could not find my primary RSS feed from my site but everything Atom showed up. Hey Google where are all the RSS feeds? I did everything I could think of to find my RSS feeds and nothing

The viewer is really fast though as they cache the results and formatting looks good but I am going to reserve judgment for the time being, because if the reader does not support RSS it’s a looser out of the gate. []

Update: I got the reader to accept RSS but for some reason it took some coaxing.