Monday, March 31, 2008

View of 1999...From the 1960's

Here is another interesting view of the future from the mid 60's... again, they seem to have gotten the concepts correct, but not the implementation...

And they also didn't see the social norms changing. The wife does the shopping while the husband grimaces and pays for it!

View of 1999 from the '60s



New Small SSIS Features in 2008

I have posted on Microsoft connect to request new features and have met with about a 75% success rate.

Among my requests:

Hide a column in a matrix

Problems with autohide tool boxes

Here is a good write up on 2 new features for SSIS that Jamie Thomson requested via Connect and they will be in SSIS 2008:



Thursday, March 27, 2008

A view of 2008... from 1968

This is an interesting article from "Modern Mechanix" magazine from 1968.

Click here for article

I find it very interesting that missing one small piece of information skews the entire article. For example, he talks about "Not every family has its private computer. Many families reserve time on a city or regional computer to serve their needs." and "TV-telephone shopping is common." He did not see a computer in every home that is connected to every other computer via the internet.

But apart from that, it is a good article, and many of the concepts are a reality today, although not in the same form as he anticipated.