In this past week we have seen the end of a few IT eras. Probably most significant is chip maker Intel officially closing the books on the 'Pentium' era and wholly leaping into the multi-core era with its latest massive release of the 'Core 2 Duo' chips.
As most computer users are aware, the Pentium has really been the mainstay of computing over the past 10+ years, so this is really a massive change not only for Intel, but the wider computing public. Although AMD has stolen a little of Intel's thunder in recent years, I still personally prefer the Intel chips.
This also makes my favourite geeky song ('It's All About the Pentiums' by Weird Al Yankovic) now a little obsolete.
The other big thing is the 'end' of Kazaa as we know it. Kazaa settled the record companies' suits for a large sum of money, and is stopping its facilitation of sharing illegal content whilst moving to a service for paid legal content. Once the darling of the file sharing community, it was probably the first widely accepted file sharing program, and this latest news completes an almost complete fall from grace for Kazaa.
As I mentioned in a previous entry on this particular topic, I think the lawsuits against distributed P2P networks are logically completely flawed. But it doesn't matter anyway. Even when the lawsuits against Kazaa started it had significantly waned in popularity (even then I hadn't used it in a long time). Also as things go, as soon as one product loses popularity or gets closed down, another one quickly rises to take its place.
Regarding life-blogging, nothing much significant that can be mentioned in this public forum has really happened over the past few days.