Remember BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)?  If you taught it was an interesting historical tidbit like I did, this article in EETimes shows that it’s making a resurgence.  Among its advantages, you can display numbers to an arbitrary position (unlike floating point, which has a finite precision).

The EETimes also has the fascinating saga of Kaleidescape Inc. vs. Hollywood. Kaleidescape’s system is definitely something to drool over. All your DVDs imported on a hard drive and available any time.
EDN reports that the US has experienced a 2nd year of High-Tech growth. My own contacts support this…If you want to move to Cedar Rapids, IA Rockwell Collins is looking to fill 400 positions…
IBM is getting into online gaming with a platform specifically designed for it.

Interesting article on a house entered in the Solar Decathlon. The goal is to create the most attractive and energy-efficient solar powered house. Living in a solar powered house appeals to me on many levels, but I don’t know about the day-to-day reality.

The future is here…E-paper is moving into high volume production.  The Star Trek universe is coming closer…