Microsoft Research's Annual Brag-Fest
Critics have long charged that Microsoft gets little for the billions it spends
on research. I've covered this area and am convinced that Microsoft is right
in not looking at it in terms of pure dollars and cents. Microsoft researchers
aim instead to push the frontiers.
this year's TechFest, researchers showed off a way to make custom sticky
notes, a way to convert a handwritten sticky note into voice mail, a new approach
to WiFi advertising and a video game that introduces kids to the fundamentals
In homage to Jim Gray, a brilliant researcher who is still missing after an
apparent sailing mishap, TechFest featured a way for PC users to tap into massive
high-powered telescopes. This work was one of Gray's many achievements! Learn
more about Jim here.
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/08/2007 at 1:15 PM