IBM researchers have made a major breakthrough in an entirely new form of electronic device, one that Apple--without spending a dime on the research behind it--might use in future decades to create an iPad that would make today’s model look like young Abe Lincoln’s homework shovel.
IBM may have adopted a “bring your own device” strategy for its employees back in 2010, but judging from an interview with the company’s chief information officer, you won’t be able to actually do much with them while there.
Over the weekend, Apple gossip was again focused on the company’s popular new iPhone 4 -- but in this case, it was the departure of the executive in charge of the handset hardware and the circumstances surrounding that leave that seemed to be grabbing all of the headlines.
If you've got five minutes to spare--and let's face it, you're reading this, so you definitely do--and want to take in a bit of interesting reading, it'd be worth your while to direct the browser of your choosing over to Technology Review. Once there, you'll find a fascinating story about how the same style of economic coding used to program the Apple II by Steve Wozniak is still being used today by researchers at IBM.